For 30+ years, Dale has traveled the country speaking to businesses and a variety of other groups, inspiring them with his messages about Major League Leadership Skills, Facing Challenge to Create a Thriving Culture, Taking Risks and Fighting Indecision, and much more. Murph will work with your group to create the perfect presentation for your specific needs. His warm and engaging personality along with stories of his own personal experiences will make his visit to your group a day they will long remember.

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MEET MURPH

For 30+ years, Dale has traveled the country speaking to businesses and a variety of other groups, inspiring them with his messages about Major League Leadership Skills, Facing Challenge to Create a Thriving Culture, Taking Risks and Fighting Indecision, and much more. Murph will work with your group to create the perfect presentation for your specific needs. His warm and engaging personality along with stories of his own personal experiences will make his visit to your group a day they will long remember.

ON THE FIELD

Dale Murphy was chosen by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the 1974 Major League Draft. Over the next few years, he worked his way through the Braves minor league system and made his major league debut in 1976.

Although he began his career as a catcher, he spent a short time at first base and finally ended up in the outfield where he became the youngest player in history to win back-to-back MVP awards (1982 and 1983), was named to the National League All-Star team seven times, earned four Silver Slugger awards and five Gold Gloves. During his 1983 MVP season, he became the only player in history to compile a .300+ batting average, 30+ home runs, 120+ runs batted in, 130+ runs scored, 90+ bases on balls, and 30+ stolen bases in one season. During the decade spanning 1981-1990, he led the major leagues in home runs and RBIs. He also led the National League in games, at bats, runs, hits, extra base hits, runs created, total bases, and plate appearances during that same period of time. With 7,960 at-bats, he retired in 1993 after a long and successful career with the Atlanta Braves (1974-1991), the Philadelphia Phillies (1991-1993), and the Colorado Rockies (1993.)

Dale was one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Atlanta. His number (#3) was only the fifth in Braves history to be retired joining those of baseball greats Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Warran Spahn, and Phil Niekro and hangs today in Turner Field.

OFF THE FIELD

Known as one of the true gentlemen of the game, Dale has always led by example, giving his time and lending his name to numerous charities throughout the years. In 1987, he was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year,” representing baseball as the athlete “Who Cares the Most” and was honored as such by President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

Dale received other humanitarian-related awards during his career including The Lou Gehrig Award (given to the player who best fits the image and character of Lou Gehrig on and off the field), The Roberto Clemente Award (given annually to one major league player in recognition of his character and charitable contributions) and the Bart Giamatti Award. After his retirement, Dale was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Dale has also written two books: “The Scouting Report: Professional Athletics” and “The Scouting Report: Youth Athletics”

Dale is a sought after business and motivational speaker and divides his time between charity work, church work, and his family. He and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of eight children (seven sons and one daughter) and nine grandchildren.


Dale Murphy continues to be one of the most reliable and versatile former major leaguers we work with. Whether he is delivering an energizing keynote presentation to a business audience, speaking on his faith to a spiritual crowd or signing autographs for and shaking hands with a crowd of baseball fans, Dale brings his "A" game and always exceeds our clients' expectations.
– Christopher D. Torgusen - MLB Players Alumni / VP Marketing
Having Dale Murphy, the two time MLB MVP and seven time All-Star be as personable as he was with our employees and families was a once in a lifetime highlight that was inspiring and will never be forgotten.
– Scott Trussell - Sr Manager of Human ResourcesDeltaValve USA/Canada, a Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation
It was so motivational to hear Dale Murphy’s insights on great leaders and managers who he played for in the Major Leagues. It was also very refreshing to see a star like him be so personable and down to earth. It was obvious that he practices what he preaches. He made all of our guests feel important as he took the time to engage with everyone. Our employees who attended cannot stop raving about how inspirational the night was and we can’t wait to have him back!
– Austin Ingersoll - Academy Mortgage Corporation
I really don’t have the right words to express my sincere appreciation, gratitude and thanks for the job you did Monday night as Master of Ceremonies for The Oregonian Banquet of Champions. A local radio show host said on the air that ‘what I came away with was the air of good feeling that existed throughout the room that night. And that tone was set right from the start with Dale Murphy as the master of ceremonies.’ Dale, thank you so much. You were a joy to work with, a wonderful example for so many young people (and a few older folks could take a lesson or two from you as well.)
– Jeff Wohler - The Oregonian

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