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... Read More