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Catalog Number 2009.030.130
Description Plaque commemorating Bob Murphy of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 21, 1991. Plaque includes image of Murphy and a brief biography: "Bob Murphy was woven an illustrious thread through the rich athletic fabric of the Peninsula, starting with his prep days at both Serra and San Mateo high schools. / At San Mateo, Murphy helped the Bearcats in the Peninsula Athletic League baseball title in 1949 as a senior third baseman. In his senior year at Stanford, he switched to pitcher and won 11 games, helping his team make its first-ever appearance in the College World Series in 1953. / After college, Murphy signed a contract with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and spent three years in the minors before hanging it up. / Murphy's greatest celebrity has come as a witty emcee for sports banquets, where he is in great demand throughout Northern California. / His many sports-related endeavors include working as an executive for golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., announcing Stanford basketball and football games and managing an Ohio tournament for golf legend Jack Nicklaus."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bob Murphy Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 21, 1991
Species Plaque
Inscription Text Black and white sticker with "Final Price" printed in yellow. "B" and a circled "3" are handwritten.
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Serra High School
San Mateo High School
Stanford University
Pacific Coast Baseball League
Golf Courses
Murphy, Bob
Subjects Sports
Baseball players
People Murphy, Bob