- Eddie Murphy (baseball)
Infobox MLB retired
October 2 1891
deathdate=death date and age|1969|2|21|1891|10|2
*Philadelphia Athletics (by|1912 - by|1915)
Chicago White Sox(by|1915 - by|1921)
*Led the American League in
hit by pitches in 1914
John Edward "Eddie" Murphy (
October 2, 1891– February 21, 1969), nicknamed "Honest Eddie," was an American baseball playerwho played for three different Major League teams. In his 11-year career, Murphy played for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Chicago White Sox, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He appeared in three
World Series. His first two were with the Athletics in 1913 and 1914 World Series. Murphy appeared in the 1919 World Seriesas a member of the Chicago White Sox, a series most well known for the Black Sox Scandal.
Professional baseball career
Murphy began his professional baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern League, later named the
International League. On August 24, by|1912, the Orioles traded Murphy and Jimmy Walsh to the Philadelphia Athletics for Bris Lord, Claud Derrick, and cash. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/murphed02.shtml baseball-reference.com] ]
Murphy played in his first Major League game on
August 26, 1912. Three years later, the Chicago White Sox purchased his contract. Murphy played the remainder of the by|1915 and the next six season for the White Sox.
In 1919, Murphy appeared in 30 games and hit for a .486 batting average. That year, the White Sox made the World Series. It was an infamous series and as a result of the Black Sox Scandal, eight members of the White Sox were banned from Major League Baseball. Murphy was not one of those players. Consequently, he was given the nickname "Honest Eddie."cite web| title = Honest Eddie Murphy | url=http://www.honesteddiemurphy.com | accessdate = 2007-05-29]
Murphy ended his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in by|1926. In 11 years, he had 680 hits, 111
stolen bases, and a .287 life-time batting average.
* [http://www.honesteddiemurphy.com/ HonestEddieMurphy.com]
* [http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1009361&position=OF Fangraphs stats]
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