Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy

  • One of the most beloved athletes to ever play for the Atlanta Braves.
  • The youngest player in MLB history to win back-to-back MVP awards
  • Inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.
  • Named one of Sports Illustrated’s 5 Sportsmen representing Major League Baseball as the athlete “Who Cared the Most,” presented by President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office

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Known as one of the true gentlemen of the game, Dale Murphy leads by example. He has given his time and his name to numerous charities through the years.

For 30+ years, Dale has traveled the country speaking to businesses and a variety of other groups, inspiring them with his messages about Major League Leadership Skills, Facing Challenge to Create a Thriving Culture, Taking Risks and Fighting Indecision, and much more. Murph will work with your group to create the perfect presentation for your specific needs. His warm and engaging personality along with stories of his own personal experiences will make his visit to your group a day they will long remember.

More about Dale

Dale was drafted in the first round of the 1974 draft by the Atlanta Braves. He played almost his entire career for the Braves (1974-1991) before finishing up with the Philadelphia Phillies (1991-1993) and Colorado Rockies (1993).

Dale (or “Murph” as he is known by teammates and fans) is the youngest player in MLB history to win back-to-back MVP awards (1982 and 1983). He won 2 consecutive NL Player of the Year Awards (The Sporting News, 1982, 1983) and was named to the National League All-Star Team 7 times, 5 as a starter. He won the Gillette Trophy for the highest number of All-Star votes submitted by fans in the National League in 1985.

Murph won 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and 4 Silver Slugger Awards. He was named National League Player of the Month a record 6 times and was named the most feared hitter in the NL in a survey of pitchers in 1985. In 1991, he won the Bart Giamatti Caring Award and was presented in 1985 with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, recognizing him as the player who best fit the image and character of Lou Gehrig. He also received the Roberto Clemente Award in honor of his character and charitable contributions on and off the field.

His streak of 740 consecutive games (1981-1986) is one of the longest in baseball history.

Early in his career, he became only the sixth player in Major League history to have at least 30 homeruns (36) and 30 stolen bases (30) in one season led the major leagues in home runs and RBI’s. He also led the National League in games, at bats, runs scored, hits, extra base hits, runs created, total bases and plate appearances.

He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated 3 times. In 1987 he was named one of Sports Illustrated’s 5 Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year, representing Major League Baseball as the athlete “Who Cared the Most.” He was honored with this award by President Ronald Regan in the Oval Office of the White House.

His number (#3) was the fourth in the history of the Atlanta Braves’ organization to be retired. It hung for a time in Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium and Turner Field, and now takes its place in SunTrust Park. After his retirement, he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Dale is the owner of Murph’s Restaurant at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia, and has filled a variety of part-time roles with the Atlanta Braves through the years in baseball operations, marketing, and public relations. He spent a few seasons broadcasting for FOX Sports South.

He is the author of Ask Dale Murphy, The Scouting Report: Professional Athletics, and The Scouting Report: Youth Athletics.

Dale and his wife—Nancy—are the parents of 8 children and grandparents of 19. His family, friends, and faith are the things in life he treasures most.

KEYNOTE TOPICS

THE VIEW FROM THE TOP: PITFALLS AND PATHWAYS TO PEAK PERFORMANCE

  • How to hit a 95 mph fast ball and why it matters in business and life
  • Turning indecision into instinct and how it changes our mindset
  • Success always begins in the simplicity of the basics
  • Developing resilience through adversity–getting up when you want to stay down
  • Courage and risk: how they work together to enhance performance
  • Reaching the summit of success in a career, business and life–and how to stay there

 

2 WINNING STRATEGIES THAT TRANSFORM A GROUP INTO A TEAM

 

  • 2 Winning Strategies That Transform a Group Into A Team
  • Leadership—it’s not about position or job titles—it’s about relationships
  • How trust improves production
  • Creating a winning culture that fosters success
  • The role of ethical behavior and the legacy we build along the way
  • What bonds a team together and how to make it happen
  • The golden triangle of teamwork: focusing on strengths, communication and understanding roles

 

DON’T SEE YOUR TOPIC?

Dale is happy to work with you on a unique topic that would be most beneficial to your group. Many of Dale’s clients have specific needs and goals for their events and he loves to help create experiences that are memorable and impactful. Let us know what he can do for you!

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Looking for an amazing event speaker? Then Dale Murphy is your man! He is the easiest person in the world to work with and provides so much more than what you pay for. He picks up on little things in idle conversation about your organization and uses them in his presentation. His sense of humor keeps the audience laughing and engaged. We recently had our largest Gala in the history of our organization and it was because of Dale. Everybody came because he was our keynote. Dale is generous with his time, signing autographs, posing for pictures, shaking hands, stopping for a video interview from a local college film team, you name it and Dale accommodates. You won’t go wrong with Dale Murphy on the team!” Angie Bolton, MUST Ministries Atlanta, Special Events

“I’d always heard it said that Dale Murphy was a prince of a guy. When we hosted Dale at our recent conference, I saw it with my own eyes. Person after person came up to Murph with some version of ‘you were the best’ or ‘you were my hero’ or ‘I wore #3 (his jersey number) my whole little league career because of you.’ Each and every time, he lit up like it was the first time he ever heard it! He was so gracious, so appreciative and so interested in the person praising him. I will never forget witnessing Dale Murphy interact with his fans and our clients. He is a classy guy and he did an amazing job, customizing his keynote address to perfectly fit our crowd. Thank you Dale Murphy for inspiring our clients with your actions and your words!” Scott Shelar, President and CEO at CEFGA

“I really don’t have the right words to express my sincere appreciation, gratitude and thanks for the job you did Monday night as Master of Ceremonies for the Oregonian Banquet of Champions. A local radio show host said on the air that ‘what I came away with was the air of good feeling that existed throughout the room that night. And that tone was set right from the start with Dale Murphy as the Master of Ceremonies.’ Dale was a joy to work with and a wonderful example for so many young people (and a few older folks,as well.)” Jeff Wohler, The Oregonian

“Dale Murphy AKA “MURPH” “the gentle giant” the 82′-83′ MVP, 5 consecutive Gold Glove Award winner and 7 time All-Star brought excitement and inspiration to all our employees, their families and friends. From the very beginning of our team building session it was evident that Dale is an outstanding human being who cares about his contribution. His experiences shared from both on and off the field touched the hearts and inspired all those who were present. From our perspective Dale hit a home run with every member of our team. His keynote address and participation in the events of the day was a memory that will be etched in our minds forever. It was truly an honor to have MURPH join us for the day. We welcome Dale Murphy back anytime!” Steve Wilkie, VP Global Sales/Business Development

“WOW! On behalf of our leadership team at Wells Fargo’s Private Bank we thoroughly enjoyed your insights you shared with us last week. You highlighted some excellent leadership traits which were fascinating, and the compassion was also great to hear. I can’t thank you enough for taking your time to be with us”! Susan Mayo, Wells Fargo Private Bank-Regional Director

“Thanks again for being part of our SPORT COURT convention. Your message was on target and your personal baseball experiences were extremely entertaining. Major League Baseball should have you on the payroll for enhancing the image of the sport each time you address a group such as ours. It’s a privilege to know you! You are a terrific role model not only for young children but adults as well!” Dan Wollman, VP Sales and Marketing Sport Court

“Dale took the extra time to pose for photos with fans and to chat with folks who had questions about his baseball career. He was the perfect guest and his appearance is one that we still look back on often with very fond memories. We would absolutely recommend him to any company, promoter, card show, or baseball museum and would recommend they book him for their events–their customers and supporters will be glad they did! He is a Hall of Famer in our book for sure.” Michael Maguire, Bob Feller Baseball Museum

“Dale Murphy continues to be one of the most reliable and versatile former major leaguers we work with. Whether he is delivering an energizing keynote presentation to a business audience, speaking on faith to a spiritual crowd or signing autographs for and shaking hands with a crowd of baseball fans, Dale brings his “A” game and always exceeds our clients’ expectations.” Christopher D. Torgusen, MLBPA, VP Marketing

DALE MURPHY SPEAKING/APPEARANCE

INCLUDES:

  • 10 autographs on 10 baseballs, autograph only, no inscriptions (balls provided by client)
  • 50 autographs on 50 photos (photos provided by client.) If client would like to do this, we will email a few photo options to choose from and client is responsible for having photos made. Some clients like to brand the photo of Dale with their company logo to create a special remembrance of the event for their attendees.

(No substitutions for the above.)

  • One tweet before event to support your attendance and one after event (83,000+ followers), if desired by client
  • One LinkedIn post about event to support your attendance, if desired by client.
  • Phone call prior to event between Mr. Murphy and client to discuss specifics of speaking topic and any way the client would like him to personalize his speech, if desired by client.
  • One photo per attendee with Dale at event (client is responsible for setting up logistics to assure there is enough time for each attendee to take a photo on their phone with Dale.) Photos only—no autographs—at event.

ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:

  • Because of contractual obligations to memorabilia companies, athletes require compensation for additional autographs (over and above the 60 autographs mentioned above that are included in the initial speaking/appearance fee.)

Dale Murphy’s fees for additional autographs are:

Additional autographs (autographs only, no inscriptions) on client-purchased baseballs (or other items): $20/per autograph.

Inscriptions (personalization, career stats, MVP years, etc.) are an additional $10 each