Johnny Murphy

Baseball Player and Coach
Born Jul 14, 1908

John Joseph Murphy was an All-Star American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball (1932, 1934–43, 1946–47) who later became a front office executive in the game.

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1908 Birth Born on July 14, 1908.


1934 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After attending Fordham University in his native New York City, Murphy signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees. In 1934, his first full season with the Yankees, Murphy started 20 games (completing 10); for the remaining 11 years of his major league career, he would start only 20 games more, as he became one of the top bullpen specialists of his day.
1936 27 Years Old Moreover, his Yankees were one of the most powerful teams of all time, winning consecutive World Series championships from 1936 to 1939, and again in 1941 and 1943.


1947 38 Years Old Murphy spent his final year in the American League with the 1947 Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch-rivals. … Read More


1961 53 Years Old In 1961, he joined former Yankees farm director and general manager George Weiss in the front office of Gotham's National League expansion team, the New York Mets.
1967 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Rising to the position of vice president, Murphy took over the general manager responsibilities following the 1967 season when Bing Devine returned to his longtime employers, the St. Louis Cardinals.


1970 62 Years Old Murphy suffered a heart attack and died at age 61 early on January 14, 1970, in New York City. … Read More
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