Today in Sports History: May 9

In 1987, Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman, Eddie Murray, was the first player to switch hit and score a home run in two consecutive games. 

Murray played with the Baltimore Orioles from 1977 until 1988, where he was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and played from 1989 until 1991. In 1992, he got traded to the New York Mets and played until 1993 when he was then traded to the Cleveland Indians and played with them until 1996. For his last season in 1997, he was traded and played with both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels.

Through his 21 seasons, Murray had a total of 11,336 At-Bats, 1,627 Runs, 3,255 Hits, and 504 Home Runs. He is the all-time leader in having a total of 1,917 Runners Batted In and 222 intentional walks while having 110 Stolen Bases. His batting average was .287 while his on-base percentage was .359 and his on-base plus slugging was .835. 

In 1977, Murray was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year which led him to be an 8-time All-Star and World Series Champion in 1983. 

After his final season within the Major League, Murray retired. He was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 for his incredible career as the first baseman for the Orioles. 


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