1990 Score Rookie/Traded #31T Dale Murphy
20 years ago, the Phillies added a Murphy to their stable, acquiring former perennial All-Star Dale Murphy from the Atlanta Braves. It was an exciting week for this young(er) Phillies fan, as the team was on a fast pace to nowhere during the '90 season, but this move at least created a buzz for a few weeks. With no internet or 24-hour sports channels, I had to wait for the Phillies pre-game show on the radio to learn of the trade. Additionally, with no graphic design software readily available on my Commodore 64, I had to make due with changing the logo on Murphy's Braves' hat the old-fashioned way - scissors and paste. And I guess back then the Phillies logo was featured slightly off-center on the team's hats.
As mentioned previously, my sister became Mrs. Murphy this weekend and baseball took a back seat to the weekend's festivities. Our family came together to celebrate and a splendid time was had by all. Unfortunately, my new cousin Dale couldn't make it to the reception.