Dale Murphy has an impressive resume.
Dale Murphy was a superstar in the 1980s. His play on the field was very good and combined with the fact that he was a very good person off the field and famous for his Mormon beliefs, only helped to add to his personality.
Overall, Murphy hit .265 with 398 homers and a high career on-base percentage of .346, solid numbers but not as impressive as his long list of accomplishments.
Murphy won a pair of MVP Awards in 1982 and 1983. He won a pair of home run titles in 1984 and 1985. He won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards as a center fielder between 1982 and 1986. Throw in a pair of RBI titles, four Silver Slugger Awards, a 30-steal year and seven All-Star selections and he has a very impressive resume.
It's easy to see why there are supporters that believe Murphy belongs in the Hall of Fame. For a six-year period, he was arguably one of the best players in the game—if not the best player for a time. His off-field life and the Braves being "America's team" after being the first team to have all of their games shown on national television because of TBS, only enhance his resume.