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Dale Murphy - Atlanta Braves

Dale Murphy – Atlanta Braves

One of Dale Murphy‘s more memorable incidents was reminiscent of a scene from the classic black-and-white baseball film about Babe Ruth,  “The Pride of the Yankees”.

Before a home game against San Francisco on June 12, 1983, Murphy visited in the stands with Elizabeth Smith, a six-year-old girl who had lost both hands and a leg when she stepped on a live power line. After Murphy gave her a cap and a T shirt, her nurse innocently asked if he could hit a home run for Elizabeth. “I didn’t know what to say, so I just sort of mumbled ‘Well, O.K.,’ ” says Murphy.

That day he hit two homers and drove in all the Atlanta Braves‘ runs in a 3-2 victory