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Dale Murphy Will Join Atlanta Braves’ TV Booth

April 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
By Jonathan McCullough

After getting a taste of the broadcast booth during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy will serve as an analyst in at least 14 games this season.

Murphy hoped he would be able to get behind the microphone this season, and he will get that opportunity starting on Sunday afternoon. He will join Joe Simpson and Chip Caray in calling the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. While his current 14-game schedule only includes games before the All-Star Break, Murphy could get the chance to appear as an analyst in more games throughout the season.

"Murphy was the face of 'America's Team' in the 1980's, and one of the most preeminent players of the decade," Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth, said. "Murphy brings to the booth incredible insight on the game of baseball and great knowledge of the Braves' organization, as well as his trademark charisma and stellar reputation for being one of the all-time 'good guys' in professional sports."

Murphy was, and still is, a Braves icon. The two-time National League Most Valuable Player played 15 seasons in Atlanta, accumulating a .268 batting average, 371 home runs, and an .829 OPS.

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