Eddie Murphy (baseball)

Eddie Murphy (Baseball)

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John Edward "Eddie" Murphy (October 2, 1891 – February 21, 1969), nicknamed "Honest Eddie," was an American baseball player who played for three different Major League teams. In his 11-year career, Murphy played for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Chicago White Sox, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He appeared in three World Series. His first two were with the Athletics in 1913 and 1914 World Series. Murphy appeared in the 1919 World Series as a member of the Chicago White Sox, a series most well known for the Black Sox Scandal.

Professional baseball career

Murphy began his professional baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern League, later named the International League. On August 24, 1912, the Orioles traded Murphy and Jimmy Walsh to the Philadelphia Athletics for Bris Lord, Claud Derrick, and cash.

Murphy played in his first major league game on August 26, 1912. During his first season, he posted a batting average of .317 over 33 games. In 1915, the Chicago White Sox purchased his contract. Murphy played the remainder of the and the next...
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