Posted by Arfy on 2/20/2013 11:18:00 AM (view original):
Posted by ghutton9 on 2/20/2013 11:01:00 AM (view original):He was pretty darn good defensively though.
So you practiced Striking out and drawing walks? Just kidding, I like Murphy too, but outside of 4 really good seasons he wasn't that great offensively.
Murphy was the face of baseball in the early 80's. The Braves were on a lot of TV sets every day on Turner network across the US when a lot of other teams were still on just local. For a few years the Braves were America's Team and Murphy was an All-American Guy. And for those few seasons he was a great player. I liked Bob Horner a lot on those teams too.
Hard to believe that Joe Torre Managed that Braves team so long ago. Even harder to believe that he had Managed the Mets for 5 years before that.
2/20/2013 11:32 AM (edited)