Eddie Murray Celebrity Life
Eddie Clarence Murray or Eddie Murray is a former Baseball professional who played for several teams of the MLB. He was born on February 24th, 1956. He was known by the nickname "Steady Eddie" and played as a designated hitter and first baseman. He spent the majority of his playing time with the Baltimore Orioles. For the Orioles, he is ranked fourth according to hits and games played. He became a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Orioles, and Cleveland Indians.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the year 2003. The Historical Baseball Abstract released by New Bill James reported him as the fifth-top baseman of major league history. He was also positioned at 77 in the ranking for the best 100 Baseball Players according to The Sporting News.
Baltimore Orioles (1977–1988)
Murray was picked to play for the Baltimore Orioles during the amateur draft of 1973. He was successful with the minor leagues and gradually made his way into the major league. He played in 160 games with the Orioles during his debut season in the MLB in 1977. During this season, he registered 29 doubles, 27 home runs, 88 RBIs, 173 hits, and 104 strikeouts.
As a result of his performances, he won the Rookie of the Year Award of the American League after the season. During the following season, he featured in 161 games and improved his hitting to .285 and made 32 doubles, 27 home runs, and 174 hits. He also got selected to the All-Star game. In 1979, he made 99 RBIs, 30 doubles, and 25 home runs from 159 matches. During his time from 1977 to 1988, he had an average of 28 home runs.
During 1980, he struck .300 batting average, 116 RBIs, and came 6th in MVP voting. He was picked for the Major League All-Star Game of 1981. With an impressive performance overall, he was selected to the All-Star match of the Major League Baseball in 1982. He also received his first Gold Glove Award. He played an impressive season in 1983 too.
Los Angeles Dodgers (1989–1991)
During his initial season for the Dodgers, he scored the lowest batting average of .247, with 20 home runs, 147 hits, and 88 RBIs, from 160 matches. He raised his average to .330 and won the Silver Slugger Award for the third time in his career.
During his final season with the Dodgers in 191, he scored .260 average in batting and 150 hits as well. This was a comparatively low season for him but he made it to the All-Star contest of the MLB.
New York Mets (1992–1993)
Murray signed for the New York Mets in November 1991. He made .261 in batting average while striking 16 home runs, 37 doubles, and 93 RBIs. In 1992, he was one of the three Mets that struck twenty or higher home runs. He also marked the 100 RBIs mark for the last time.
Cleveland Indians (1994-1996)
Cleveland Indians signed Murray in December 1993. He played in 108 matches in 1994 and made a batting average of .254. He made 110 hits, 17 home runs, and 76 RBIs. He features in 113 games the year after that and hit the 3000 hit-mark. He played for two teams in the 1996 season, with the Orioles and the Indians. From 88 matches for the Indians, he made 12 home runs and 45 RBIs
Final Seasons (1996–1997)
He struck his 500th home run if his career in 1996. Murray decided to retire after the 1997 season. and made a total of 504 home runs.
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