Eddie Murray is a former MLB first baseman and designated hitter. Murray was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 1973 amateur draft and had several successful seasons in the minor leagues.
He debuted at the major league level on April 7, 1977, and played in 160 games for the Orioles in his first season. Spending most of his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, he ranks fourth in team history in both games played and hits, as of April 2021. Though Murray never won an MVP Award, he finished in the top ten in MVP voting several times. . In the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (2001), Murray is described as the fifth-best first baseman in major league history.
He was 77th on the list of the Baseball's 100 Greatest Players by The Sporting News (1998). After his playing career, Murray coached for the Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. A bronze statue of Eddie Murray's left-handed hitting stance was unveiled at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2012.