Sports history in Black: Professional baseball hitter sets a record in Baltimore

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Hall of Famer Eddie Murray was known as a professional hitter. He did so for numerous teams in the Major Leagues as he collected 3,255 hits, 504 homeruns and 1,917 runs batted in for his career.

Eddie Murray in 1977. Photo credit: Baltimore Orioles
Eddie Murray in 1977. Photo credit: Baltimore Orioles

He could probably talk about numerous highlights at each stop in his career, but one memorable game took place in Baltimore on August 26, 1985, Murray was in the lineup for the Baltimore Orioles and knocked in nine runs that day on the way to an Orioles win.

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