Dale Murphy Coaster


Dale Murphy Coaster

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6 Fun Facts About Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy is a name that’s synonymous with baseball greatness. A two-time National League MVP and seven-time All-Star, Murphy was one of the most dominant players of his era. But there’s more to this baseball legend than just his on-field achievements. Here are six fun facts about Dale Murphy that you may not have known:

  1. He was drafted as a catcher but converted to an outfielder. Murphy was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves as a catcher in 1974, but he struggled defensively behind the plate. The team decided to move him to the outfield, where he quickly established himself as a defensive force.
  2. He won five straight Gold Glove Awards. Murphy’s defensive prowess in the outfield earned him five consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1982-1986. He remains one of only three outfielders in Braves history to win the award multiple times.
  3. He hit over 30 home runs in four straight seasons. Murphy was known for his power at the plate, hitting over 30 home runs in four consecutive seasons from 1982-1985. He finished his career with 398 home runs, which ranks 53rd all-time.
  4. He played for three different teams in his final season. After spending most of his career with the Braves, Murphy played for both the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies during the 1993 season before retiring at age 37.
  5. He’s an accomplished author and speaker. Since retiring from baseball, Murphy has written several books and is a sought-after motivational speaker. His book “The Scouting Report on Myself” chronicles his life and career in baseball.
  6. He’s actively involved in charitable work. Murphy is dedicated to giving back to his community through various charitable organizations, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Right From The Heart Ministries.

These fun facts only scratch the surface of Dale Murphy’s incredible career and inspiring life off the field!

Coasters are an ideal home décor accent, crafted with attention to detail and quality. Each coaster boasts an authentic card hand-mounted onto the high-quality ceramic tile measuring 4.25 x4.25 inches in size and 0.25 inches thick. The card may not always be the one pictured, as it depends on the current inventory.  However each card is carefully curated by Jake and Dean and the beauty and character is sure to impress! The tiles are then sealed with a bio-based resin for unbeatable protection, while the natural cork backing gives it that finished touch and makes it easy to showcase anywhere.


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