THIS IS BASEBALL BAHAMAS
A Fearless Competitor
If I were to compare
Bertie Murray Sr in his
prime to a modern day
pitcher you would think of
Max Scherzer
a conventional athlete,
you would thing of
because of his ability to
hit his spots and he
always kept the ball low in
the zone.
Bertie was not afraid to
come up and with some
chin music to keep you off
the plate, or down and in
to disrupt your rhythm
and timing in the batter
box.
Baseball Bahamas salute
Bertrum Murray Sr on his
awesome baseball career,
along with his son and
three grand sons whom
all played college baseball
in the U.S.A.
Five Times Pitcher of the Year
Bertrum Murray Sr. won the pitcher of the year award five time in
his career, with the first coming in 1965 and then again in 1966
back to back followed by 1968, 1971 and the last one in 1978.
He was the league M.V.P also in 1971 with a 9 win 3 lost record.
He won most strike out in 1968 with 84 and then again in 1970
with 48.he leaded the league with most wins in 1971 with 9 and in
1978 with 14. These are the stats of records, we may find more
stats on the great baseball career of Bertrum Murray Sr.
Bertie Murray Sr. also played on many of the Bahamas National
teams, mostly at the National Baseball Congress tournaments in
Wichita, Kansas in the early to late 1960s, where he got to pitcher
against many big league MLB players.
At home he was a feared pitcher on the mound, dueling with in
some of the big games in the league, their ace pitchers vs Bertie
Murray. Fans came out to watch him pitch whenever he was on
the mound.
It was a pleasure to watch Bertrum Murray Sr throw the baseball
with velocity along with the secondary pitches he had.
Bertrum Murray Sr. a Bahamian Baseball Legend.
Bertie Murray Sr
A Bahamian Baseball Player
Bertram “Bertie” Murray Sr was
born on December 16th 1941.
Bertie Sr was one of the most
feared Pitchers in the game of
Baseball in the Bahamas.
winning that award Five times.
Bertie Legacy continued on
through the play of his son
Bertie Murray Jr National Team
Coach and Manager, his Grand
Sons Brandon, Byron and
Bertram III.
Bertie Murray Jr held his own
during his days in Baseball; but
it is Bertie Sr Grandsons who
who had the spotlight in 2012
with Brandon playing D1
Baseball for the College of
Charleston, South Carolina who
came up with an ESPN top Ten
Plays. Byron Murray who played
High School Baseball in Florida
at Trinity Christian Academy
School before he was drafted by
the San Francisco Giants in the
25th round. He played 4
seasons, but with some injuries
he was released and is now
playing college baseball at Lynn
University. And Betrum III is
playing Division 1 college
baseball at Florida Atlantic
University.
Bertie Murray Sr
SPOTLIGHTING
Preserving the Rich History of Baseball in the Bahamas