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Eddie Murray
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'CAREER PATHS': August 2003



Baltimore Orioles 1977-88:  Eddie Murray made his major debut on April 7, 1977.  He went on hit 27 HR that season and capture AL Rookie of the Year honors.  He would appear in seven All Star Games (1978, 81-76) as an Oriole and win three straight Gold Goves (1982-84).
The slugging firstbaseman led the Orioles to a World Championship in 1983 and hit 2 home runs in the Fall Classic.  A remarkly consistent performer, Murray finished in the top five in the AL MVP voting from 1981-85, but never won the award.



Los Angeles Dodgers 1989-91:  Murray was lured back to his home town in 1989 with a large free agent contract.  He appeared in his final All Star Game in 1991, and his .330 batting average in 1990 was the best mark in the majors. While Murray continued to produce, the team consistently fell short of expectations.



New York Mets 1992-93:  Murray was one member of the Mets highly-hyped free agent class in 1992.  Like much of the team, he stuggled, hitting just 16 HR.  Murray rebounded to belt 27 long balls in 1993, his final season in New York.



Cleveland Indians 1994-96:  Murray joined the upstart Cleveland Indians in 1994.  He helped the Tribe capture the AL Pennant in 1995, by hitting 21 home runs.  On June 30 of that season, Murray became a member of the 3000 hit club.  He began the 1996 season in Cleveland but was dealt to Baltimore after the All Star break.




Baltimore Orioles 1996:  Murray returned to Baltimore in time to hit his 500th career home run, which he did on September 6.  He appeared in the post season for the final time, as Baltimore advanced to the ALCS.



Anaheim Angels 1997:  Murray joined the the Angels for the 1997 season, but was released after .219 in 46 games.



Los Angeles Dodgers 1997:  Murray signed with the Dodgers late in the 1997 season.  He acted only as a pinch hitter, appearing in 9 games.
Murray retired following the season with with 560 HR and 3,255 hits making him only the third member of the 500/3000 club (Hank Aaron & Willie Mays).  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.


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