Eddie Murray epitomized what it meant to be a great first baseman in the major leagues.
Stats with Orioles: .294, 394 home runs, 1,224 RBI
Eddie Murray gave the Orioles a solid bat, and glove at first base during his first 12 years with the Birds. Murray won the 1997 Rookie of the Year award, hitting .283 with 27 home runs and 88 RBI.
Murray would go on to make seven all-star game appearances, and win three straight Gold Gloves (1982, 1983, 1984) with the Orioles. Murray was the ultimate hitter for Baltimore.
During his first tenure with the team, Murray hit over .300 in five of those 12 seasons. Even when he wasn't at his best, Murray's worst average with the Orioles was still a respectable .277 in 1987.
Murray won one World Series with the Orioles in 1983. During that season Murray posted 33 home runs—a career high—and 111 RBIs, the second highest total for him in a single season.
Murray never won an MVP award with the Orioles, but don't think he wasn't one of the top players in the league during the 1980s. Murray finished in the top five or better in the MVP race from 1981 to 1985.