Eddie won the 1977 American League Rookie of the Year Award as the smashed 27 home runs, added 173 hits and drove in 88 runs for the Baltimore Orioles.
On average, Murray had 174 hits, scored 87 runs, clouted 27 home runs and drove in 103 runs over his 21-year career.
In 1989, in an effort to promote the company, Louisville Slugger produced bats for the All Star Game and World Series with "Louisville" printed boldly in large type on the back barrel.
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For most of his career, Murray used Louisville Slugger bats, with early gamers dating to the H&B labeling of the 1977-79 period.
While many of these specially made bats are personally kept by the players, or presented as gifts to teammates, family members and friends, others are actually used during the All Star Game and World Series.
Documenting the provenance of the bats that were actually used is a challenge and authenticated All Star and World Series game-used bats are few and far between.
The following year, all bats made for the World Series were pro stock models that were 34 inches in length and carried no model numbers. We have seen bats made for Doc Ellis and Cliff Johnson that show definite use, but the vast majority did not see use during or after the World Series.