World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Red Murray

Red Murray
Born: (1884-03-04)March 4, 1884
Arnot, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: December 4, 1958(1958-12-04) (aged 74)
Sayre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 16, 1906, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1916, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 37
Runs batted in 579
Stolen bases 321
Career highlights and awards

John Joseph "Red" Murray (March 4, 1884 – December 4, 1958) was a professional baseball player.

Murray was born in Arnot, Pennsylvania. In 1902, Murray attended Lock Haven College (LHU) where he played football, basketball, and baseball. In 1904, Murray changed schools to the University of Notre Dame, playing catcher for the Fighting Irish. In 1906, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. The next year, in 1907, he played the outfield and hit seven home runs. During the season, Murray hit a 471-foot (144 m) home run. In 1908, he played in all 154 games and finished second in the NL in stolen bases (48), third in hits (167), home runs (7).

He was traded to the New York Giants and helped win John McGraw three consecutive pennants. From 1909 to 1912 Murray ranked third in the NL in total RBIs, trailing only Honus Wagner and Sherry Magee. He and Wagner tied for the most home runs in the majors from 1907 through 1909 (21).


  • Death 1
  • Posthumous 2
  • See also 3
  • Sources 4


Murray died on December 4, 1958, aged 74, from undisclosed causes in Sayre, Pennsylvania.


His obituary ranked him "with Mel Ott as one of the two greatest right fielders in New York Giant history."

J.C. Kofoed, in the April 1924 issue of Baseball Magazine wrote:

"Red Murray was for years noted as one of the greatest outfielders in the National League. His throwing arm was the best ever, his ground covering ability and sureness of eye were classic. Furthermore, he was remarkably fast as a base runner, and noted as a batter as well. In his seven seasons as a regular, Murray led NL outfielders in home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases, and assists a total of 16 times. Despite his impressive statistics in power hitting, baserunning, and fielding, he remains one of the least-recognized stars of the Deadball Era."

See also


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.