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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eddie Murray, 1997 Collector's Choice Premier Power #PP20

Guess what? Today is Eddie Murray’s 55th birthday! Not only does that make him two years older than Vladimir Guerrero, it also signifies that he is birthday buddies with Bronson Arroyo, Mike Lowell, the great Stubby Clapp, and Honus Wagner. Lowell is a distant second to Eddie’s 504 homers with his own career total of 223 among the February 24thers. Mighty Hans ekes out the hits crown with 3,420 to Eddie’s 3,255, but Murray beats him in the RBI race, 1,917 to 1,739. Numbers are fun! Anysuch, in honor of big, bad 33, here is a subjective list of the greatest Murrays throughout history:

1. Eddie Murray

2. Bill Murray

3. F. Murray Abraham

4. Brian Doyle Murray

Then it all kind of runs together. Chad Michael Murray is in last place, though.


Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

Don't forget the "other" Eddie Murray - the NFL kicker who coincidentally also turns 55 later this year.

carlsonjok said...

Stubby Clapp sounds like it would be the name of a player from the 1900s.

It appears his major league career was limited to playing in 23 games in 2001. I think there is an penicillin joke in there somewhere, but I'll be darned if I can find it.

Kevin said...

Tim - Eh, if you're not even the best athlete with your own name, you don't make the cut. ;)

Carlsonjok - Stubby is also a Canadian native and was a 36th round draft pick. Somehow those pieces all just fit.