Baltimore Orioles: The five best first basemen in Orioles history

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view during the fourth inning of the Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view during the fourth inning of the Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Eddie Murray is one of the three best players in Baltimore Orioles history, and he’s easily number one on this list

Steady Eddie played 13 years in a Baltimore Orioles uniform, helping the franchise on its way to a World Series title in 1983.

Murray is one of 27 MLB players in the 500-homer club, with 504 in his career, 343 of which came with the Orioles. He’s one of six players in the 500-homer club who’s also in the 3,000-hit club, with 3,255 in his career.

Murray won the Rookie of the Year award in 1977 with 27 homers and an .803 OPS. He would make the All-Star team 7 times as an Oriole, and finish in the top-5 in MVP voting in five straight seasons.

Murray would win three Gold Glove awards and two Silver Sluggers with the Orioles, and in 1984 he led the league with 107 walks and a .410 on-base percentage.

Murray ranks 14th all-time according to Jay Jaffe’s JAWS Hall of Fame leaderboard among first-basemen, with 68.7 career bWAR.

His 56.5 bWAR as an Oriole ranks fourth behind only Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer, and his iconic number 33 is one of the six retired numbers in franchise history.

Orioles fans will forever remember Steady Eddie as one of the all-time greats.

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