How many guys start their major league career as a catcher then become a Gold Glove center fielder? He is another guy that in the middle of his career folks thought he was a sure thing Hall of Famer. He was NL MVP two years in a row, All-Star 6 years straight and 7 of 8 years, Gold Glove 5 years straight, 218 homers over 6 years. But he turned 32 and couldn't hit anymore.
Still it was a good career, 18 seasons, 398 home runs, 1266 RBI, 161 steals and a .265/.346/.469 batting line. Yet in his second year on the ballot in 2000 he got 23.2% and that was his high water mark. He is running out of chances, this is his 12th time on the ballot.
Would you vote Dale Murphy into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Yes (38 votes)
No (64 votes)
102 total votes