Dummy Murphy

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Dummy Murphy
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Born: (1886-12-18)December 18, 1886
Olney, Illinois
Died: August 10, 1962(1962-08-10) (aged 75)
Tallahassee, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1914, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1914, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .154
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3

Herbert Courtland "Dummy" Murphy (December 18, 1886 – August 10, 1962) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1914.


Murphy started his professional baseball career in 1912. The following season, with the Thomasville Hornets of the Empire State League, he batted .338 and was drafted by the Phillies in September. He started 1914 as a major league regular. However, he batted just .154 in nine games and made eight errors in the field. He was released in May and went to the Jersey City Skeeters, where he batted .235 the rest of the season.[1]

Murphy spent the next few years in the minor leagues, mostly in the Pacific Coast League. In 1920, he was a player-manager for the South Atlantic League's Charlotte Hornets.[1] He retired soon afterwards.


  1. ^ a b "Dummy Murphy Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-15.

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