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Dale Bryan Murphy was born on 12 March 1956, in Portland, Oregon USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, best known for having played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder, first baseman, and catcher. He played professionally for 18 years, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dale Murphy? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball. He’s won numerous awards over the course of his career including National League Most Valuable Player. Silver Slugger and Gold Glove AwardS. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Dale Murphy Net Worth $15 million
Little is known of his youth, but Dale’s major league career began in 1976 when he started playing for the Atlanta Braves. For two years, he played mostly at first base, though had inconsistent performances. Despite that, he showed potential and in 1980 was switched to the outfield, and started showing high productivity especially when he transitioned to center field. 1982 became one of his most memorable years when he transformed his game to MVP quality, and led the league in various statistics. He would eventually win five consecutive Gold Gloves and an MVP award. His net worth started to increase, and the Braves also started to dominate the National League East. However during the National League Championship Series they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals.
The following year, Murphy bounced back with another MVP award. Over the next few years he would appear in the All-Star game and win a Gold Glove. In 1988, his performances started to drop and that would be the year of his final All-Star appearance. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990, after a 15 year career. He then spent three years with the Phillies, and then took minimum pay to join the Colorado Rockies for their inaugural season.
After retiring from the sport in 1993, he served as the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Massachusetts Boston Mission during 1997 to 2000. In 2012, he became part of the television broadcasting crew of the Atlanta Braves, and the following year became the first base coach of the USA team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He’s also written three books including “The Scouting Report on Professional Athletics”, “The Scouting Report for Youth Athletics”, and an autobiography entitled “Murph”, which have helped in raising his net worth further.
For his personal life, it is known that Dale is married to Nancy and they have eight children. He created the non-profit organization called the iWontCheat Foundation which aims to improve ethics and remove steroid use among youths. In 2008, he was appointed to become a part of Operation Kids which is a charity run by the National Advisory Board. He is also a National Adviser to ASCEND: A Humanitarian Alliance and a supporter of Operation Smile. Dale has been noted for his clean lifestyle partly because of his religious beliefs.