Dale Murphy's HOF bid a family affair

In his final year on ballot, former slugger's children pushing for him to get into Hall

Originally Published: January 3, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

There was a time, as recently as five years ago, when Dale Murphy grudgingly accepted his meager Hall of Fame support without protest or complaint. The voters had overwhelmingly decided that Murphy, while a terrific player at his peak, faded too quickly to merit a place in the baseball shrine. And Murphy, true to character, smiled and conceded that the electorate might be justified in its skepticism.

But 15 years in Cooperstown's waiting room have a way of changing a man's perspective. Murphy, ...

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