Yale Murphy

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League

William Henry Murphy (1869-1906) got his nickname attending Old Eli and was a coach in some of America’s finest universities following his brief tour of duty in MLB. Murphy was an infielder and OF playing sporadically over 3 years for the NY Giants. The diminutive Murphy (5’3” and 125 lbs) was one of the two shortest players in the game’s history.

  • Coached Stanford, Columbia and the Naval Academy baseball teams and Fordham’s football squad
  • Finished medical school and became a physician before succumbing to TB at 36

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