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Dale Bryan Murphy was born on 12 March 1956, in Portland, Oregon USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, best known for having played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder, first baseman, and catcher. He played professionally for 18 years, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dale Murphy? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball. He’s won numerous awards over the course of his career including National League Most Valuable Player. Silver Slugger and Gold Glove AwardS. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Dale Murphy Net Worth $15 million
Little is known of his youth, but Dale’s major league career began in 1976 when he started playing for the Atlanta Braves. For two years, he played mostly at first base, though had inconsistent performances. Despite that, he showed potential and in 1980 was switched to the outfield, and started showing high productivity especially when he transitioned to center field. 1982 became one of his most memorable years when he transformed his game to MVP quality, and led the league in various statistics. He would eventually win five consecutive Gold Gloves and an MVP award. His net worth started to increase, and the Braves also started to dominate the National League East. However during the National League Championship Series they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals.
The following year, Murphy bounced back with another MVP award. Over the next few years he would appear in the All-Star game and win a Gold Glove. In 1988, his performances started to drop and that would be the year of his final All-Star appearance. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990, after a 15 year career. He then spent three years with the Phillies, and then took minimum pay to join the Colorado Rockies for their inaugural season.
After retiring from the sport in 1993, he served as the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Massachusetts Boston Mission during 1997 to 2000. In 2012, he became part of the television broadcasting crew of the Atlanta Braves, and the following year became the first base coach of the USA team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He’s also written three books including “The Scouting Report on Professional Athletics”, “The Scouting Report for Youth Athletics”, and an autobiography entitled “Murph”, which have helped in raising his net worth further.
For his personal life, it is known that Dale is married to Nancy and they have eight children. He created the non-profit organization called the iWontCheat Foundation which aims to improve ethics and remove steroid use among youths. In 2008, he was appointed to become a part of Operation Kids which is a charity run by the National Advisory Board. He is also a National Adviser to ASCEND: A Humanitarian Alliance and a supporter of Operation Smile. Dale has been noted for his clean lifestyle partly because of his religious beliefs.
|Full Name||Dale Murphy|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||March 12, 1956|
|Place Of Birth||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Education||Brigham Young University, Woodrow Wilson High School|
|Children||Jake Murphy, Shawn Murphy, McKay Murphy, Tyson Murphy, Madison Murphy, Travis Murphy, Taylor Murphy, Chad Murphy|
|Awards||National League Most Valuable Player Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year|
|1||Lives with his family in Alpine, Utah. |
|2||Came up through the Atlanta Braves' minor league system as a catcher, but troubles throwing the ball to second to nail base-stealers and knee problems from trying to catch veteran pitcher Phil Niekro's knuckleballs necessitated a move to the outfield. Murphy's career blossomed after that.|
|3||His conservative Mormon values never wavered, even during his career. He refused to give television interviews in the locker room unless he was fully dressed, and never allowed himself to be photographed with women embracing him. He also would pay teammates' dinner checks at restaurants, as long as alcohol wasn't on the tab.|
|4||A lifelong Conservative Republican, he has expressed interest in running for Governor of Utah under the Republican ticket.|
|5||Of all the baseball teams he has played for, his favorite team, and the one he is most proud of being part of, is the Atlanta Braves. When the Braves retired his jersey number, he said "In my heart, I will always be an Atlanta Brave.".|
|6||Inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 1995.|
|7||Drafted by the Atlanta Braves as the 5th overall pick in the 1974 draft. Had 3,733 Total Bases, 398 Home Runs, 1,266 RBI, 1,748 Strikeouts and 787 Extra-Base Hits in 18 seasons as Outfielder with the Atlanta Braves (1976-1990), Philadelphia Phillies (1990-1992) and Colorado Rockies (1993).|
|8||1982 National League MVP for playing in all 162 Games and leading League in RBI (109). Also had .378 On-base percentage, .507 Slugging Percentage, 113 Runs, 303 Total Bases, 36 Home Runs, 93 Walks, 134 Strikeouts, 61 Extra-Base Hits and 264 Times on Base.|
|9||1983 National League MVP for leading League in Slugging Percentage (.540) and RBI (121) in all 162 Games. Also had .302 Batting Average, .393 On-base Percentage, 131 Runs, 178 Hits, 318 Total Bases, 36 Home Runs, 90 Walks, 110 Strikeouts, 64 Extra-Base Hits and 270 Times on Base.|
|10||Member of 1982 National League Western Division Champion Atlanta Braves team.|
|11||Won 5 National League Gold Glove Awards as Outfielder (1982-1986).|
|12||Named to 7 National League All Star Teams (1980 and 1982-1987).|
|13||Finished 9th in voting for 1984 National League MVP and 7th in 1985.|
|14||Served for 3 years as president of the Boston (MA) Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.|
|15||The Atlanta Journal and Constitution had a column in the 1980's called "Ask Dale Murphy." Children could write in their questions and if Murphy answered them in the newspaper, they would win free tickets and an autographed copy of the "Ask Dale Murphy" book.|
|16||NL MVP in 1982 and 1983. All-Star (1980, 1982-1987)|
|17||Drafted by the Atlanta Braves as the 5th overall pick in the 1974 draft. Had 2111 hits, 398 HRs, 1266 RBIs and 1748 SOs for a .265 BA in 18 seasons with the Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Colorado Rockies.|
|Prime 9||2009-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner||2003||Video documentary||Himself - Clubhouse Visitor|
|2000 MLB All-Star Game||2000||TV Special||Himself - NL Honorary Captain|
|McKay: Million Dollar Missionary||1994||Video documentary||Narrator|
|Sunday Night Baseball||1991||TV Series||Himself - Philadelphia Phillies Right Fielder|
|1987 MLB All-Star Game||1987||TV Special||Himself - NL Outfielder|
|1986 MLB All-Star Game||1986||TV Special||Himself - NL Center Fielder|
|1985 MLB All-Star Game||1985||TV Special||Himself - NL Center Fielder|
|1984 MLB All-Star Game||1984||TV Special||Himself - NL Center Fielder|
|1983 MLB All-Star Game||1983||TV Special||Himself - NL Right Fielder|
|1982 National League Championship Series||1982||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Atlanta Braves Center Fielder / Left Fielder|
|1982 MLB All-Star Game||1982||TV Special||Himself - NL Right Fielder|
|1980 MLB All-Star Game||1980||TV Special||Himself - NL Outfielder|