Dale Murphy Stats

Dale Murphy was born on Monday, March 12, 1956, in Portland, Oregon. Murphy was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1976, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dale Murphy baseball stats page.

" Nolan Ryan said: 'I can't imagine Joe DiMaggio was a better all-around player than Dale Murphy.' Hank Aaron added: 'Dale is probably the best all-around player in either league, probably the most valuable commodity in baseball right now.' It continued after his '83 excellence, too. 'He's the best I've ever seen, and I've seen Willie Mays ,' said Chicago Cus pitching coach Billy Connors. 'I've seen Murphy win games every way there is, a base hit in the ninth, a home run, a great catch, beating the throw to first on a double play. I've never seen anything like him before in my life.'" - Author Jack Wilkinson in Game of My Life Atlanta Braves: Memorable Stories of Braves Baseball (Sports Publishing, 04/01/2013, Page 228)
Dale Murphy

Dale 'All-American Boy' Murphy Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#490 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1987top00' title='1987 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Dale 'All-American Boy' Murphy Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#490 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Dale Bryan Murphy ( Twitter : @DaleMurphy3 )
Nickname:
All-American Boy or Murph
Born On:
03-12-1956  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Portland, Oregon
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Wilson High School (Portland, OR)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-13-1976 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-21-1993
Draft:
1974 : 1st Round (5th)
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1976 20 Braves 19 65 3 17 6 0 0 0 9 7 0 9 0 0 0 0 .262 .333 .354
1977 21 Braves 18 76 5 24 8 1 2 0 14 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 .316 .316 .526
1978 22 Braves 151 530 66 120 14 3 23 2 79 42 3 145 3 5 3 15 .226 .284 .394
1979 23 Braves 104 384 53 106 7 2 21 0 57 38 5 67 0 5 2 12 .276 .340 .469
1980 24 Braves 156 569 98 160 27 2 33 1 89 59 9 133 2 2 1 8 .281 .349 .510
1981 25 Braves 104 369 43 91 12 1 13 0 50 44 8 72 1 2 0 10 .247 .325 .390
1982 26 Braves 162 598 113 168 23 2 36 0 109 93 9 134 0 4 3 10 .281 .378 .507
1983 27 Braves 162 589 131 178 24 4 36 0 121 90 12 110 0 6 2 15 .302 .393 .540
1984 28 Braves 162 607 94 176 32 8 36 0 100 79 20 134 0 3 2 13 .290 .372 .547
1985 29 Braves 162 616 118 185 32 2 37 0 111 90 15 141 0 5 1 14 .300 .388 .539
1986 30 Braves 160 614 89 163 29 7 29 0 83 75 5 141 0 1 2 10 .265 .347 .477
1987 31 Braves 159 566 115 167 27 1 44 1 105 115 29 136 0 5 7 11 .295 .417 .580
1988 32 Braves 156 592 77 134 35 4 24 0 77 74 16 125 0 3 2 24 .226 .313 .421
1989 33 Braves 154 574 60 131 16 0 20 0 84 65 10 142 0 6 2 14 .228 .306 .361
1990 34 Braves 97 349 38 81 14 0 17 0 55 41 11 84 0 3 1 11 .232 .312 .418
1990 34 Phillies 57 214 22 57 9 1 7 0 28 20 3 46 0 1 0 11 .266 .328 .416
1991 35 Phillies 153 544 66 137 33 1 18 1 81 48 3 93 0 7 0 20 .252 .309 .415
1992 36 Phillies 18 62 5 10 1 0 2 0 7 1 0 13 0 0 0 3 .161 .175 .274
1993 37 Rockies 26 42 1 6 1 0 0 0 7 5 1 15 0 2 0 5 .143 .224 .167
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 2,180 7,960 1,197 2,111 350 39 398 5 1,266 986 159 1,748 6 60 28 209 .265 .346 .469
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1976 Braves C 19 17 465 116 6.1 113 100 13 3 0 9 21 9 .974 6.56
1977 Braves C 18 17 462 131 7.3 125 114 11 6 2 5 25 5 .954 7.31
1978 Braves 1B 129 125 3,324 1,249 9.7 1,229 1,137 92 20 84 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.98
1978 Braves C 21 16 440 99 4.7 96 83 13 3 0 6 13 12 .970 5.89
1979 Braves 1B 76 75 1,971 742 9.8 727 685 42 15 61 n/a n/a n/a .980 9.96
1979 Braves C 27 27 711 147 5.4 142 127 15 5 2 11 32 6 .966 5.39
1980 Braves 1B 1 1 24 11 11.0 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.38
1980 Braves CF 129 125 3,339 340 2.6 335 324 11 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.71
1980 Braves LF 4 4 90 8 2.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
1980 Braves RF 21 21 564 43 2.0 43 39 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.06
1981 Braves 1B 3 0 21 10 3.3 10 10 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.86
1981 Braves CF 102 99 2,691 267 2.6 264 255 9 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.65
1981 Braves RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1982 Braves CF 115 107 2,838 287 2.5 283 279 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.69
1982 Braves LF 66 47 1,284 115 1.7 111 109 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.33
1982 Braves RF 10 6 201 15 1.5 14 14 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.88
1983 Braves CF 136 131 3,450 331 2.4 325 318 7 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.54
1983 Braves LF 28 25 651 54 1.9 54 51 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.24
1983 Braves RF 2 2 57 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1984 Braves CF 160 160 474 379 2.4 374 364 10 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 21.30
1985 Braves CF 161 161 450 352 2.2 345 337 8 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 20.70
1986 Braves CF 155 154 447 307 2.0 302 295 7 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 18.24
1986 Braves RF 6 5 135 9 1.5 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.60
1987 Braves RF 159 159 468 349 2.2 341 327 14 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 19.67
1988 Braves RF 156 155 456 357 2.3 354 339 15 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .992 20.96
1989 Braves CF 82 82 2,190 201 2.5 197 195 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.43
1989 Braves RF 70 69 1,836 140 2.0 139 136 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.04
1990 Phillies CF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1990 Phillies LF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1990 Braves RF 97 94 2,460 214 2.2 210 207 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.30
1990 Phillies RF 53 51 1,380 115 2.2 114 110 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.23
1991 Phillies RF 147 141 3,705 298 2.0 293 287 6 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.14
1992 Phillies RF 16 16 363 20 1.3 19 19 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.41
1993 Rockies LF 2 1 30 3 1.5 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1993 Rockies RF 11 10 201 14 1.3 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.88
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,041 1,020 15,906 2,467 2.4 2,428 2,370 58 39 13 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.12
RF Totals 749 729 11,832 1,577 2.1 1,552 1,503 49 25 9 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.54
1B Totals 209 201 5,340 2,012 9.6 1,977 1,842 135 35 146 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.00
LF Totals 101 78 2,082 183 1.8 179 172 7 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.32
C Totals 85 77 2,078 493 5.8 476 424 52 17 4 31 91 32 .966 6.18
18 Years 2,185 2,105 37,238 6,732 3.1 6,612 6,311 301 120 172 31 91 32 .982 4.79
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1976 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.2 7.2 - - -
1977 Braves 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 38.0 9.5 5.4 - - -
1978 Braves 11 7 .611 8 0 n/a 23.0 3.7 6.7 - - -
1979 Braves 6 1 .857 2 0 n/a 18.3 5.7 6.7 - - -
1980 Braves 9 6 .600 1 1 n/a 17.2 4.3 6.4 - - -
1981 Braves 14 5 .737 2 1 n/a 28.4 5.1 7.4 - - -
1982 Braves 23 11 .676 1 0 n/a 16.6 4.5 5.5 - - -
1983 Braves 30 4 .882 2 0 n/a 16.4 5.4 4.9 - - -
1984 Braves 19 7 .731 2 0 n/a 16.9 4.5 6.1 - - -
1985 Braves 10 3 .769 1 0 n/a 16.6 4.4 5.5 - - -
1986 Braves 7 7 .500 1 0 n/a 21.2 4.4 7.4 - - -
1987 Braves 16 6 .727 0 0 n/a 12.9 4.2 5.4 - - -
1988 Braves 3 5 .375 1 0 n/a 24.7 4.7 7.7 - - -
1989 Braves 3 2 .600 3 0 n/a 28.7 4.0 6.8 - - -
1990 Braves 9 2 .818 3 0 n/a 20.5 4.2 6.3 - - -
1990 Phillies 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 30.6 4.7 7.6 - - -
1991 Phillies 1 0 1.000 10 0 n/a 30.2 5.8 6.7 - - -
1992 Phillies 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 31.0 4.8 8.9 - - -
1993 Rockies 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 6.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 161 68 .703 55 2 n/a 20.0 4.6 6.3 - - -
Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1976 Atlanta Braves 3 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Atlanta Braves 3 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Atlanta Braves 3 $21,000.00 - -
1979 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined - -
1980 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined Stats -
1981 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined - -
1982 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined Stats -
1983 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined Stats -
1984 Atlanta Braves 3 Undetermined Stats -
1985 Atlanta Braves 3 $1,625,000.00 Stats -
1986 Atlanta Braves 3 $1,825,000.00 Stats -
1987 Atlanta Braves 3 $1,925,000.00 Stats -
1988 Atlanta Braves 3 $2,000,000.00 - -
1989 Atlanta Braves 3 $2,000,000.00 - -
1990 Atlanta Braves 3 $2,000,000.00 - -
1990 Philadelphia Phillies 3 Undetermined - -
1991 Philadelphia Phillies 3 $2,500,000.00 - -
1992 Philadelphia Phillies 3 $2,500,000.00 - -
1993 Colorado Rockies 3 $200,000.00 - -


Dale Bryan Murphy was a former Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves (1976-1990), Philadelphia Phillies (1990-1992) and Colorado Rockies (1993). Murph is - in our opinion - one of the greatest baseball players, not enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a closer look at some numbers of interest:

2 - Dale Murphy won back-to-back (1982-1983) Most Valuable Player Awards with the A Atlanta Braves . The other players who won consecutive MVP Awards before Murph are: Jimmie Foxx (1932-1933), Hal Newhouser (1944-1945), Yogi Berra (1954-1955), Mickey Mantle (1956-1957), Ernie Banks (1958-1959), Roger Maris (1960-1961), Joe Morgan (1975-1976), and Mike Schmidt (1980-1981).

3 - Dale Murphy wore #3 his entire career, with all three teams he played for, and, in 1994, the Atlanta Braves retired his number in his honor. Murph joined fellow Braves , Warren Spahn (1965), Eddie Mathews (1969), Hank Aaron (1977), and Phil Niekro (1984).

4 - Dale Murphy won four consecutive Silver Slugger Award (1982-1985). Murph was the first National League outfielder to win four straight, breaking the record of two-in-a-row originally won by Andre Dawson (1980-1981).

5 - Dale Muphy won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1982-1986). Murph was the first ATLANTA Braves outfielder to win a Gold Glove ( Hank Aaron won three when the franchise was still located in Milwaukee ) and remained the franchise leader until 2003 - do you remember who passed him that year and went on to win ten? [ Answer ]

740 - Dale Murphy played in 740 consecutive games, good enough for eleventh all time at the time of his retirement! [ Consecutive Games Played : The Top 15 ]

Did you know that Dale Murphy, in 1983 , hit thirty-six home runs, swiped thirty bases, and became only the fourth National League player in history to enter the 30-30 Club , joining Willie Mays ( 1956 , 1957 ), Hank Aaron ( 1963 ), and Bobby Bonds ( 1969 , 1973 )?

Did you know that Dale Murphy finished his career with 398 home runs, 19th in Major League history at the time of his retirement? Murph was a two-time Home Run Champion ( 1984 - 1985 ) who dominated the decade, hitting 308 of his homers between 1980-1989, behind just one player during that timeframe, Mike Schmidt , who had 313. Next in line, behind those two, Eddie Murray , who had 274.

Dale Murphy only played in twenty-six games for the Colorado Rockies during their inaugural season, but on April 9, 1993 , during the first regular season game ever played at Mile High Stadium, he was one of two right fielders used in that historic contest.

Last-Modified: November 9, 2018 6:05 AM EST

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