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Dale Murphy

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Dale Murphy

What a great baseball player was Dale Murphy. Here was a man endowed with natural ability. He made so many fellow players green with envy. Swinging a bat, he could hit the ball a mile. Dale exhibited fielding prowess all the while. What an impressive career he has to show. Dale was Most Valuable Player two years in a row. However, he has missed election to the Hall of Fame. To leave mighty Mr. Murphy out seems a shame.

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:28:00 PM

    don't know of him, but you honored him well. Dale was name of my stepbrother, who was killed by a drunk driver. He was such a special guy. Like this Dale too I bet.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:49:00 PM

    Great tribute! Well written, love the rhyme

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:53:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading this poem tribute to Dale; Robert, it got me musing of life's Vagaries.."

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:37:00 AM

    I agree with you Robert. It is a shame. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:48:00 PM

    Hey, just noticed no one has been elected so far this year, as of yesterday. Good poem Robert. The longer lines improve the rhyme quite a bit. I'll have to remember that. No sing song like short verse. Thanks for writing.