Hall door likely to shut on Murphy

Dale Murphy was one of my favorite players growing up (still remains one of the classiest ballplayers ever to play the game) and now it seems as if he will lose out on his Hall of Fame chance (for, I feel, the mere reason that he played in the dead ball era) until the Old-Timer’s committee gets a hold of him.

Dale Murphy’s flickering Baseball Hall of Fame hopes might be extinguished officially today when Wade Boggs likely will be voted in on his first year of eligibility.

Murphy’s support decreased during his first six years on the ballot, dropping to 8.5 percent last time. If he doesn’t get at least 5 percent this year, the two-time National League MVP will be dropped from the ballot for voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

“Nobody has ever thought that this was an easy club to get into,” said Murphy, one of the top power hitters of the 1980s and a five-time Gold Glove outfielder.

It’s sad. Murph was such a large part of the Braves throughout the ’80s. And, I think, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

We can all rest easy. As it looks like The Murph actually increased his vote share and will still be on the ballot next year.

2 Comments so far

  1. jolomo (unregistered) on January 4th, 2005 @ 11:05 pm

    He is in the Braves Hall of Fame

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on January 5th, 2005 @ 12:38 pm

    I know. I love going to the BHoF when I’m at Turner Field…

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