October 16, 2008 |
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.)
October 1, 2003 |
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.
December 4, 2000 |
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.
November 27, 2000 |
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.
February 18, 2000 |
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.
October 27, 1999 |
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.
November 25, 1997 |
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]
August 15, 1997 |
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.
July 9, 1997 |
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.
December 19, 1996 |
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.