On this date in 1977, Eddie Murray is named the AL Rookie of the Year.
"He was one of the worst batting practice hitters I ever saw. There were times he couldn't even hit the ball out of the cage. He later related to me 'I knew I could hit the fastball down the middle over the right field fence, so why spend all my batting practice doing what I know I can do.'" - Mike Flanagan
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