Dale Murphy, back-to-back MVP winner and MLB legend, played most of his 20-year career with the Atlanta Braves, finishing up with the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies. One of the most productive and decorated stars of the ‘80s, Dale was named to the National League All-Star team 7 times (5 as a starter), won 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and 4 Silver Slugger Awards During the decade spanning 1981- 1990, Dale led the major leagues in home runs and RBI. He also led the National League in games played, at-bats, runs scored, hits, extra base hits, runs created, total bases and plate appearances.
Dale was on the cover of Sports Illustrated 3 times and was named one of their Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year in 1987, representing Major League Baseball as the athlete “Who Cared the Most.” He was presented with this award by President Ronald Regan in the Oval Office of the White House. His long list of honors and awards include the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, Lou Gehrig Award, and Bart Giamatti Award. He has been inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, and the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.
Dale retired from baseball in 1993 after a long and successful career. His number (#3) was the fourth in the history of the Atlanta Braves organization to be retired and hangs today in Truist Park, taking its place among other Braves legends. Dale served his Church in a volunteer position as the President of the Massachusetts Boston Mission supervising 700 total young men and women from 1997-2000. He handled logistics, made organization decisions, provided emotional support, created educational content and learning experiences, and a filled variety of other leadership roles. He has lent his name to numerous charities through the years and, in the process, helped with substantial fundraising efforts. He is a partner in a restaurant in Atlanta (“Murph’s”) and involved in several other business ventures.
Dale is still known as one of the true gentlemen of the game and is one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Atlanta. He and his wife of 41 years, Nancy, are the parents of 8 children and grandparents of 15.
Since his retirement from baseball, Dale has been speaking around the world to thousands of individuals and leaders on Resilience, Success, Culture and Big-League Leadership. He now joins Global Leader Group as Senior partner and Premier keynote speaker and can’t wait to help contribute to the future success of businesses and clients.