Baltimore Orioles: Looking back at four Hall of Fame players
Murray is the only man on this list who was not a lifer in Baltimore, but he spent 13 out of 21 seasons wearing the black and orange. His other years in the game were with the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Anaheim Angels. Murray’s best years were in Baltimore.
His most notable statistic is his number of home runs. He hit 504 dingers and had five seasons with over 30 home runs. Only 14 other baseball players hit 500 home runs before he did. It is no surprise that Murray is a member of the 3,000 club and has 3,255 hits total. He shares the 3,000 and 500 club membership with only Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. He also leads the MLB in sac flies with 128 in his career. When Murray came to the plate, something amazing was sure to happen.
Murray was a member of the 1983 World Series team and hit two home runs in the series against Philadelphia Phillies. As a switch hitter, he has the most RBIs and he sits in 10th place in his overall RBIs in the AL. Murray attended eight All-Star Games and won three Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. In 1977, he was awarded the Rookie of the Year.
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Hopefully, a few more Orioles will make their way into the Hall of Fame, especially as the newest crop of O’s continue to put up notable numbers.