Murray Wall (baseball)

Murray Wall
Pitcher
Born: (1926-09-19)September 19, 1926
Dallas, Texas
Died: October 8, 1971(1971-10-08) (aged 45)
Lone Oak, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 4, 1950 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1959 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 13–14
Earned run average 4.20
Innings 193
Teams

Murray Wesley Wall (September 19, 1926 – October 8, 1971) was an American middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between the 1950 and 1959 seasons for the Boston Braves (1950), Boston Red Sox (1957–59) and Washington Senators (1959). Listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), 185 pounds (84 kg), Wall batted and threw right-handed. A native of Dallas, he was signed by the Braves in 1950 as a free agent out of the University of Texas at Austin.

In a four-season career, Murray posted a 13-14 record with a 4.20 ERA and 14 saves in 91 appearances (one start), including 82 strikeouts, 63 walks, and 193.0 innings pitched. In his last MLB season, 1959, Wall was traded by Boston to the Washington Senators on June 11 in a four-player deal that included Senator pitcher Dick Hyde. He appeared in one game for Washington before being returned to the Red Sox on June 14 when Hyde's sore arm voided the Wall-for-Hyde portion of the transaction.

Murray committed suicide by gunshot in Lone Oak, Texas at the age of 45.

External links

  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet