Eddie Murray Stats

Eddie Murray was born on Friday, February 24, 1956, in Los Angeles, California. Murray was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 7, 1977, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Eddie Murray baseball stats page.

"Eddie (Murray) was a huge part of the success of the Orioles for a lot of years. He was a great player and a great teammate. He went out and did his job every day." - Cal Ripken, Jr. in Sports Illustrated (01/07/2003, 'Murray was all about action, not words', Source ) [ Eddie Murray Quotes ]
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray Autograph on a 1997 Fleer (#9)
Eddie Murray Autograph on a 1997 Fleer (#9)

Birth Name:
Eddie Clarence Murray
Nickname:
Steady Eddie
Born On:
02-24-1956  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Locke High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-07-1977 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-20-1997
Draft:
1973 : 3rd Round (63rd)
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray 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
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1977 21 Orioles 160 611 81 173 29 2 27 0 88 48 6 104 0 6 1 22 .283 .333 .470
1978 22 Orioles 161 610 85 174 32 3 27 1 95 70 7 97 1 8 1 15 .285 .356 .480
1979 23 Orioles 159 606 90 179 30 2 25 1 99 72 9 78 1 6 2 16 .295 .369 .475
1980 24 Orioles 158 621 100 186 36 2 32 0 116 54 10 71 0 6 2 18 .300 .354 .519
1981 25 Orioles 99 378 57 111 21 2 22 2 78 40 10 43 0 3 1 10 .294 .360 .534
1982 26 Orioles 151 550 87 174 30 1 32 2 110 70 18 82 0 6 1 17 .316 .391 .549
1983 27 Orioles 156 582 115 178 30 3 33 1 111 86 13 90 0 9 3 13 .306 .393 .538
1984 28 Orioles 162 588 97 180 26 3 29 2 110 107 25 87 0 8 2 9 .306 .410 .509
1985 29 Orioles 156 583 111 173 37 1 31 3 124 84 12 68 0 8 2 8 .297 .383 .523
1986 30 Orioles 137 495 61 151 25 1 17 2 84 78 7 49 0 5 0 17 .305 .396 .463
1987 31 Orioles 160 618 89 171 28 3 30 0 91 73 6 80 0 3 0 15 .277 .352 .477
1988 32 Orioles 161 603 75 171 27 2 28 0 84 75 8 78 0 3 0 20 .284 .361 .474
1989 33 Dodgers 160 594 66 147 29 1 20 1 88 87 24 85 0 7 2 12 .247 .342 .401
1990 34 Dodgers 155 558 96 184 22 3 26 0 95 82 21 64 0 4 1 19 .330 .414 .520
1991 35 Dodgers 153 576 69 150 23 1 19 0 96 55 17 74 0 8 0 17 .260 .321 .403
1992 36 Mets 156 551 64 144 37 2 16 2 93 66 8 74 0 8 0 15 .261 .336 .423
1993 37 Mets 154 610 77 174 28 1 27 0 100 40 4 61 0 9 0 24 .285 .325 .467
1994 38 Indians 108 433 57 110 21 1 17 0 76 31 6 53 0 3 0 8 .254 .302 .425
1995 39 Indians 113 436 68 141 21 0 21 0 82 39 5 65 0 5 0 12 .323 .375 .516
1996 40 Indians 88 336 33 88 9 1 12 0 45 34 2 45 0 4 0 13 .262 .326 .402
1996 40 Orioles 64 230 36 59 12 0 10 2 34 27 4 42 0 6 0 6 .257 .327 .439
1997 41 Angels 46 160 13 35 7 0 3 0 15 13 0 24 0 3 0 8 .219 .273 .319
1997 41 Dodgers 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 .286 .444 .286
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
21 Years 3,026 11,336 1,627 3,255 560 35 504 19 1,917 1,333 222 1,516 2 128 18 316 .287 .359 .476
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1977 Orioles 1B 42 42 1,035 388 9.2 385 368 17 3 34 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.04
1977 Orioles LF 3 3 69 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.35
1978 Orioles 1B 157 157 468 1,615 10.3 1,610 1,504 106 5 143 n/a n/a n/a .997 92.88
1978 Orioles 3B 3 3 72 10 3.3 9 3 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 3.38
1979 Orioles 1B 157 157 453 1,573 10.0 1,563 1,456 107 10 135 n/a n/a n/a .994 93.16
1980 Orioles 1B 154 154 4,122 1,455 9.4 1,446 1,369 77 9 158 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.47
1981 Orioles 1B 99 99 291 991 10.0 990 899 91 1 98 n/a n/a n/a .999 91.86
1982 Orioles 1B 149 143 3,813 1,370 9.2 1,366 1,269 97 4 106 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.67
1983 Orioles 1B 153 153 4,083 1,517 9.9 1,507 1,393 114 10 136 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.97
1984 Orioles 1B 159 159 477 1,694 10.7 1,681 1,538 143 13 152 n/a n/a n/a .992 95.15
1985 Orioles 1B 154 154 4,095 1,509 9.8 1,490 1,338 152 19 154 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.82
1986 Orioles 1B 119 119 3,156 1,146 9.6 1,133 1,045 88 13 100 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.69
1987 Orioles 1B 156 156 39 1,526 9.8 1,516 1,371 145 10 146 n/a n/a n/a .993 1,049.54
1988 Orioles 1B 103 103 2,664 984 9.6 973 867 106 11 101 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.86
1989 Dodgers 1B 159 159 4,254 1,459 9.2 1,453 1,316 137 6 122 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.22
1989 Dodgers 3B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Dodgers 1B 150 150 3,855 1,303 8.7 1,293 1,180 113 10 88 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.06
1991 Dodgers 1B 149 148 3,903 1,462 9.8 1,455 1,327 128 7 96 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.07
1991 Dodgers 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1992 Mets 1B 154 152 3,924 1,391 9.0 1,379 1,283 96 12 109 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.49
1993 Mets 1B 154 154 3,963 1,448 9.4 1,430 1,319 111 18 118 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.74
1994 Indians 1B 26 26 678 260 10.0 257 243 14 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.23
1995 Indians 1B 18 18 468 185 10.3 182 160 22 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.50
1996 Indians 1B 1 1 27 11 11.0 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 2,413 2,404 45,768 23,287 9.7 23,120 21,255 1,865 167 2,033 n/a n/a n/a .993 13.64
3B Totals 6 3 81 10 1.7 9 3 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 3.00
LF Totals 3 3 69 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.35
20 Years 2,422 2,410 45,918 23,303 9.6 23,135 21,264 1,871 168 2,034 n/a n/a n/a .993 13.60
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1977 Orioles 0 1 .000 5 0 111 22.6 5.9 6.9 - - -
1978 Orioles 6 5 .545 0 0 1 22.6 6.3 6.4 - - -
1979 Orioles 10 2 .833 0 0 2 24.2 7.8 6.1 - - -
1980 Orioles 7 2 .778 3 0 1 19.4 8.7 5.4 - - -
1981 Orioles 2 3 .400 0 0 0 17.2 8.8 4.8 - - -
1982 Orioles 7 2 .778 0 2 2 17.2 6.7 5.0 - - -
1983 Orioles 5 1 .833 2 0 2 17.6 6.5 5.2 - - -
1984 Orioles 10 2 .833 0 0 3 20.3 6.8 5.3 - - -
1985 Orioles 5 2 .714 0 0 2 18.8 8.6 4.7 - - -
1986 Orioles 3 0 1.000 2 0 16 29.1 10.1 5.9 - - -
1987 Orioles 1 2 .333 0 0 4 20.6 7.7 6.8 - - -
1988 Orioles 5 2 .714 0 0 58 21.5 7.7 7.2 - - -
1989 Dodgers 7 2 .778 1 0 n/a 29.7 7.0 6.8 - - -
1990 Dodgers 8 5 .615 5 0 n/a 21.5 8.7 5.9 - - -
1991 Dodgers 10 3 .769 5 0 n/a 30.3 7.8 6.0 - - -
1992 Mets 4 2 .667 3 0 n/a 34.4 7.4 5.9 - - -
1993 Mets 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 22.6 10.0 6.1 - - -
1994 Indians 8 4 .667 0 0 82 25.5 8.2 5.7 - - -
1995 Indians 5 1 .833 1 0 95 20.8 6.7 5.3 - - -
1996 Indians 3 0 1.000 2 0 87 28.0 7.5 7.5 - - -
1996 Orioles 1 0 1.000 3 0 62 23.0 5.5 6.8 - - -
1997 Angels 1 0 1.000 3 0 45 53.3 6.7 10.7 - - -
1997 Dodgers 0 0 .000 9 0 0 0.0 3.5 2.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
21 Years 110 43 .719 44 2 573 22.5 7.5 5.9 - - -
Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Baltimore Orioles 33 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Baltimore Orioles 33 $21,000.00 Stats -
1979 Baltimore Orioles 33 $24,000.00 - Stats
1980 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined - -
1981 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined Stats -
1982 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined Stats -
1983 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined Stats Stats
1984 Baltimore Orioles 33 Undetermined Stats -
1985 Baltimore Orioles 33 $1,472,819.00 Stats -
1986 Baltimore Orioles 33 $925,814.00 Stats -
1987 Baltimore Orioles 33 $2,044,757.00 - -
1988 Baltimore Orioles 33 $2,142,904.00 - -
1989 Los Angeles Dodgers 33 $2,331,062.00 - -
1990 Los Angeles Dodgers 33 $2,513,703.00 - -
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers 33 $2,628,164.00 Stats -
1992 New York Mets 33 $4,125,000.00 - -
1993 New York Mets 33 $3,375,000.00 - -
1994 Cleveland Indians 33 $3,000,000.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 33 $3,000,000.00 - Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 33 $2,000,000.00 - -
1996 Baltimore Orioles 33 "     " - -
1997 Anaheim Angels 33 $750,000.00 - -
1997 Los Angeles Dodgers 33 "     " - -


Did you know that Eddie Murray was ranked by baseball historian Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract , Free Press Publishers, 06/05/2003, Page 359) as the fifth best first baseman of all time? Take a look at this entry:

5. Eddie Murray

Here's a challenge for you: Can you identify Eddie Murray's best season?

His best season was probably 1984, when he hit .306 with 29 homers, 110 RBI, and led the league in walks (107) and on-base percentage (.410). But I'm not really sure that's his best season; his best season could be 1980 when he hit .300 with 32 homers, 116 RBI, or 1981, when he led the American League in home runs and RBI (although he strike kept his numbers low, or 1982 (when he hit .316 with 32 homers, 110 RBI), or 1983 (when he hit .306 with 33 homers, 111 RBI), or 1985, when he hit only .297 but drover in a career-high 124 runs, or 1990, when he hit .330, almost leading the National Leauge in batting average, despite playing in Dodger Stadium. His best season could be 1978, or it could be 1995, when he hit .323 and helped Cleveland to their first American League pennant of the modern era. His best year was every year. He never won an MVP Award - but he was an MVP candidate every year.

Eddie Murray is one of five players ( Hank Aaron , Willie Mays , Rafael Palmeiro , and Alex Rodriguez are the other four) in Major League history in both the 500 Home Runs Club and the 3,000 Hits Club . In the fact above, Bill James wrote, "He never won an MVP Award - but he was an MVP candidate every year" and here is a breakdown of how close he actually got: 1978 (8th, 13%), 1979 (11th, 6%), 1980 (6th, 27%), 1981 (5th, 35%), 1982 (2nd, 57%), 1983 (2nd, 74%), 1984 (4th, 50%), 1985 (5th, 33%), 1990 (5th, 37%). A nine-time "Almost MVP " who did get named to an All-Star team eight times, won three Gold Gloves , three Silver Slugger Awards , finished his career second in grand slams (with 19, behind Lou Gehrig , 23), first in home runs from both sides of the plate (with 11, since passed by Mark Teixeira ), and was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2003 (85.3% of the vote).

Eddie Murray Hall of Fame Plaque
Eddie Murray | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2003 ( HOF )
Exactly one baseball player has taken the field at first base more than 2,400+ times, and that player is Eddie Murray. Rounding out the top ten are Jake Beckley (2,380), Fred McGriff (2,239), Mickey Vernon (2,237), Todd Helton (2,178), Mark Grace (2,162), Cap Anson (2,152), Rafael Palmeiro (2,139), Lou Gehrig (2,137) and Charlie Grimm (2,131).

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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