Eddie Murphy (baseball)


Eddie Murphy (baseball)

Infobox MLB retired


name=Eddie Murphy
position=Right fielder
birthdate=October 2 1891
deathdate=death date and age|1969|2|21|1891|10|2
bats=Left
throws=Right
debutdate=August 26
debutyear=by|1912
debutteam=Philadelphia Athletics
finaldate=September 13
finalyear=by|1926
finalteam=Pittsburgh Pirates
stat1label=Batting average
stat2label=Home runs
stat3label=Runs
stat1value=.287
stat2value=4
stat3value=195
teams=
*Philadelphia Athletics (by|1912 - by|1915)
*Chicago White Sox (by|1915 - by|1921)
*Pittsburgh Pirates (by|1926)
highlights=
*Led the American League in hit by pitches in 1914

John Edward "Eddie" Murphy (October 2, 1891February 21, 1969), nicknamed "Honest Eddie," was an American baseball player who 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 Series as 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.

References

External links

*baseball-reference|id=m/murphed02
*findagrave|13349973
* [http://www.honesteddiemurphy.com/ HonestEddieMurphy.com]
* [http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1009361&position=OF Fangraphs stats]


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