CollectionsEddie Murray
IN THE NEWS

Eddie Murray

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
August 15, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Eddie Murray - one of three players in major-league history with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs - was released yesterday by the Anaheim Angels in a move that could end his outstanding 21-year career. Murray was let go by the Angels to make room for outfielder Rickey Henderson, baseball's career stolen-base leader, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday for three minor-leaguers. Murray, 41, played in 46 games this season, his only year with the Angels. He had 35 hits in 160 at-bats for a .219 average, with three home runs, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
SPORTS
January 22, 1994 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Picture this: Into the teeth of a gusting, 35 m.p.h. wind, and from out of a sleet- covered indentation along the left hash mark, Eddie Murray kicks a 57-yard field goal in overtime to beat the 49ers in the NFC championship game, sending the Cowboys on to Super Bowl XXVIII. The scenario may seem slightly far-fetched, but it is almost certain that the 37-year-old Murray has already played it out in his mind, following the mental approach he takes to the all-or-nothing business of kicking field goals in the NFL. It is even more certain that Murray wants to win tomorrow's 49ers-Cowboys showdown with a field goal - delivered, as most of them are, under intense pressure.
SPORTS
March 23, 1994 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer S.A. Paolantonio contributed to this article
The Eagles, whose shopping list is crowded at the top with defensive linemen, outside linebackers and offensive left tackles, abruptly shifted gears yesterday and signed veteran kicker Eddie Murray. Murray, 37, who had a career season in helping the Dallas Cowboys win their second consecutive Super Bowl, signed two one-year contracts worth $450,000 a year. By reaching incentives, he could make $500,000 a year. In signing Murray, vice president of player personnel John Wooten said the Eagles would waive kicker Roger Ruzek, who served two unspectacular tours with the club last season.
SPORTS
December 28, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eddie Murray played 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions, so the veteran placekicker didn't need directions to the home locker room in the Silverdome yesterday. And he didn't need much extra motivation to offer Lions kicker Jason Hanson a few pointers on playing in Veterans Stadium. "I saw the matchups and I thought I'd stop by," Murray said. Murray was the Eagles' placekicker last season, but he was cut before training camp opened this year. He landed with the Washington Redskins, his fifth team in four seasons since being released by the Lions.
SPORTS
October 16, 2008 | by Pete Dorchak
Oct. 16, 1983/Veterans Stadium Orioles 5, Phillies 0 Eddie Murray hit two home runs as the Orioles shut out the Phillies, 5-0, en route to a World Series Championship. The Phillies managed just five hits in the game off Baltimore starter Scott McGregor. After winning Game 1, the Phillies dropped four straight, scoring a combined seven runs in that span. -- The Daily News will remember past moments from each date in Phillies postseason history as they continue their 2008 playoff run.)
SPORTS
April 22, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Eddie Murray is traveling a peculiar route on his way to the Hall of Fame - via Cleveland. The Indians haven't been able to brag about having many Hall of Famers on their roster in the past 40 years. However, Murray, who joined the club in the offseason, is one day headed for Cooperstown immortality. Murray added to his impressive ledger of career statistics yesterday, setting a major league record by homering from both sides of the plate for the 11th time as visiting Cleveland defeated the Minnesota Twins, 10-6.
SPORTS
September 8, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Eddie Murray did it Friday night, returning home from a West Coast road trip to thrill the fans who sat through more than a two-hour rain in Camden Yards, stroking his hallmark 500th career home run into the right-field mist. It was nearly midnight, and half the crowd of 48,000 had left when Murray stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning and whacked the first pitch from Detroit's Jose Lira over the wall. Murray became only the third player in baseball history to reach both 500 homers and 3,000 hits.
SPORTS
August 2, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Since the teams met in the final series of the 1989 season, the Toronto Blue Jays have won 15 games against the Baltimore Orioles in their last at- bat. The latest victory was most unlikely, since the Orioles took a 10-6 lead into the ninth inning last night. Domingo Cedeno's three-run homer capped a six-run ninth that carried the visiting Blue Jays to a 12-10 victory. It was the first time in 42 games that Toronto won when trailing after eight innings. The rally came against Baltimore closer Doug Jones, who gave up all six runs before getting an out in the ninth.
SPORTS
April 5, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Eddie Murray set a record for games played as a first baseman yesterday when he took the field for the Cleveland Indians' inaugural game at Jacobs Field. It was Murray's 2,369th game at first, surpassing the mark set by Jake Beckley from 1888 to 1907. Murray carried the first-base bag off the field after the top half of the first inning. The Indians signed Murray, 38, to a $3 million, one-year contract in December. He began his career with Baltimore in 1977 and also has played for Los Angeles and the New York Mets.
SPORTS
December 3, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Cleveland Indians yesterday moved to bolster their team as it moves into a new stadium by signing pitcher Dennis Martinez and first baseman Eddie Murray. Murray, 37, agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with a $3 million club option for 1995. Martinez, 38, agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract with a $4.25 million club option for 1996. Murray hit .285 for the New York Mets last season, collecting 27 homers and 100 RBIs. He has driven in 75 runs or more in 17 consecutive seasons - a streak surpassed only by Hank Aaron's 19. Martinez was 15-9, with a 3.85 ERA, for the Montreal Expos last season.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
October 16, 2008 | by Pete Dorchak
Oct. 16, 1983/Veterans Stadium Orioles 5, Phillies 0 Eddie Murray hit two home runs as the Orioles shut out the Phillies, 5-0, en route to a World Series Championship. The Phillies managed just five hits in the game off Baltimore starter Scott McGregor. After winning Game 1, the Phillies dropped four straight, scoring a combined seven runs in that span. -- The Daily News will remember past moments from each date in Phillies postseason history as they continue their 2008 playoff run.)
SPORTS
October 1, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Mark Shapiro, general manager of the Cleveland Indians, gave the Baltimore Orioles permission to interview Hall of Fame player Eddie Murray for their managerial opening. Murray, a first baseman for Baltimore from 1977-88, has finished his second season as a coach with the Indians. Murray is not yet under contract with Cleveland for a third year, but Shapiro said Murray has been asked to rejoin Eric Wedge's staff. The Orioles fired Mike Hargrove on Monday after their fourth straight losing season.
SPORTS
December 4, 2000 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New York Giants lead the NFC East because Daniel Snyder spent $100 million arming the Washington Redskins last summer and didn't invest enough of his money in a kicker. Instead, with the playoffs on the line yesterday, the Redskins' 35-year-old owner watched Eddie Murray, who is nine years older than his boss, come up short on a 49-yard field-goal attempt with 50 seconds remaining and the Giants leading, 9-7. The kick, which fell about three yards short of the crossbar, spoiled a late-game surge by Redskins quarterback Jeff George.
SPORTS
November 27, 2000 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
Oh, Norv, poor Norv, what's the record for most kickers used in a season Norv? Brett Conway. Michael Husted. Don't-remember-his-first-name Heppner. Eddie Murray. The bodies in the uniforms change, but the results don't. The best team that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder's money could buy still can't put the ball between the uprights when it matters. And so, it was Murray this time - wide right and short from 44 yards with 1 minute, 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field.
SPORTS
February 18, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The New York Mets re-signed reliever Armando Benitez to a four-year, $22 million contract yesterday and avoided salary arbitration. Benitez, who made just over $2 million last season, had requested $4.9 million for this season against the club's offer of $3.25 million. Instead, he will get a $750,000 signing bonus payable over three years, $3.25 million this season, $5,625,000 in each of the following two years and $6.75 million in 2003. The 27-year-old closer was 4-3 with a 1.85 ERA and 22 saves in 77 appearances last season.
SPORTS
October 27, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Former Baltimore Orioles first baseman and current bench coach Eddie Murray was interviewed Monday for the team's vacant managerial job, a post that could be filled by the end of the week, the team said yesterday. Murray, who retired as a player after the 1997 season and rejoined the Orioles organization as a coach, joins a growing list of candidates vying to replace the fired Ray Miller. Murray, 43, spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Baltimore and was a member of the Orioles' 1983 world championship team.
SPORTS
November 25, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The Baltimore Orioles will bring uniform No. 33 out of retirement for a second time next season after signing Eddie Murray as a coach yesterday. Murray has agreed to a two-year deal to serve as a coach under new manager Ray Miller. Miller has not decided how he will use Murray, but that Murray most likely will be a bench coach. "When you're talking about a coach, you're talking about the chemistry the staff sets for the ballclub," Miller said. "When you talk about enthusiasm or knowledge of the game or leadership or work ethic, I've always seen [those]
SPORTS
August 15, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Eddie Murray - one of three players in major-league history with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs - was released yesterday by the Anaheim Angels in a move that could end his outstanding 21-year career. Murray was let go by the Angels to make room for outfielder Rickey Henderson, baseball's career stolen-base leader, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday for three minor-leaguers. Murray, 41, played in 46 games this season, his only year with the Angels. He had 35 hits in 160 at-bats for a .219 average, with three home runs, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
SPORTS
July 9, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As bad as the Phillies are, they probably won't finish with 120 losses -- like Casey Stengel's Amazin' Mets of 1962. As bad as the Phillies are, they should easily register more wins than the 1942 Phils -- a team that went 42-109, a winning percentage of .278, and finished 62_1/2 games out of first place. As bad as the Phillies are, they actually have a chance to win more games than the 1988 Baltimore Orioles -- a team that included Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, Fred Lynn and Brady Anderson and went just 54-107.
SPORTS
December 19, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Eddie Murray, who hit his 500th home run in September after returning to Baltimore, agreed yesterday to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Anaheim Angels. Murray, 40, hit .260 with 22 homers and 79 RBIs last season. He played part of the year with the Cleveland Indians before being obtained by the Orioles. Murray leads all active players in hits (3,218), home runs (501) and RBIs (1,899). He is only the third player in baseball history with 500 homers and 3,000 hits. Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron are the others.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|