Dale Murphy was one of the most successful players in major league baseball during the 80′s. His ability to hit for average while tallying home runs and RBI’s was rare for a player of that era. Never regarded as a power hitter, Murphy surprised the baseball world by leading the league twice and finishing second three times in home runs during the 1980′s.
A consummate professional, Murphy was thought to be the perfect teammate. Always willing to do what it took to help his team earn a victory was Murphy’s goal. During the 1980′s Murphy won the MVP award 2 times and was a 7 time All-Star and 5 time Gold Glove winner.
Known around the league as one of baseball’s most religious players, Murphy never let temptations get the better of him. His beliefs did not allow for alcohol to be consumed or for him to appear on camera while not fully dressed. If a player like this were to be playing the big leagues today, he would surely be the laughing stock of his teammates and peers. But, for Murphy it was his way of life and he did a very commendable job sticking to his beliefs.
Today, Murphy works with several charities and also spends time helping prospective athletes achieve their goals. Dale Murphy has been a very vocal player in the fight against steroids as well as other performance enhancing drugs and has even started his own non-profit organization to help kids to stay clean.
To support Dale Murphy and his pledge to keep kids away from steroids, check out Iwontcheat.com.