On This Day In Baseball History: May 27, 1993

DALE MURPHY BRAVES

 

Then Rockies and former Brave outfielder Dale Murphy retires after hitting .143 in his first 26 games with Colorado. Murphy was the Braves first round, fifth overall pick in the 1974 draft. The Murph was selected to seven All-Star teams including six consecutive (1982-1987), and won back to back NL MVP awards in 1982 & 1983. He lead the NL in runs once (1985), homers and rbi twice (1984 & 1985, 1982-1983), slugging percentage twice (1983 & 1984), and OPS once (1983). He finished his career fourth in nearly every relevant Atlanta Braves offensive category behind Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, and Chipper Jones, including runs, hits, home runs, rbi, and walks.

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