Being huge baseball fans, when we heard that the youngest player in history to ever win back to back MVP awards in Major League Baseball was looking for a firm to design and develop his website we jumped at the opportunity. Dale Murphy was one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Atlanta. His number (#3) was only the fifth in Braves history to be retired joining those of baseball greats Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Warran Spahn, and Phil Niekro and hangs today in Turner Field.
This project has some pretty neat features including hours of MLB footage, fan stories, social media integration, blog, and a slick AS3 coded baseball card gallery. The gallery features every card from every maker by year that you can flip through. A great project for a great man. Check it out http://www.dalemurphy.com
My name is Joe. A few years ago Dale Murphy appeared at the Schamburg Flyers baseball stadium in Illinois. He was participating in a baseball game honoring the recently inducted Hall of Fame Andre Dawson.
My son wanted to go to the game and get players autographs. We waited in line for two hours only to be told, at the last minute, the players would only be signing the program we were given when we entered the stadium. My son wanted an autograph on a baseball. We then left the line and sat in our seats to enjoy the forthcoming game.
The game with the professionals started. We had great seats behind the third base dugout. Between innings little children would rush down the aisle and try to get the attention of one of the professionals. The only “professionals” that acknowledged the children’s presents were Lee Smith and Dale Murphy. Dale even walked out of the on deck circle to sign autographs.
Lee Smith and Dale Murphy are currently not in the baseball Hall of Fame. Why? What does it take? If outstanding character is a criterion for acceptance, Mr. Smith and Mr. Murphy should be at the top of the list.