Packard Stadium 1974-2014

Packard Stadium 1974-2014

Pat Murphy wasn’t quite 16 years old when Packard Stadium opened on April 7th, 1974. 20 years later, Murphy was a first-year head coach of the Sun Devil baseball team. Now, 20 years after that, Murphy was among the many helping say goodbye to what he has called “hallowed ground.” The Sun Devils will play […]

Pranking Frenchy

Pranking Frenchy

Jeff Francouer isn’t the first player to fall for the teammate-who-pretends-to-be-deaf prank – but now, he’s the most famous. The longtime Major League Baseball veteran, trying to catch on with the Padres via their AAA-affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas, was the trusting victim in an elaborate 3-week prank  documented in the viral video, “On Jeff Ears.” […]

Honoring Pat Tillman

Honoring Pat Tillman

#42. It’s more than a number for Pat Murphy. For years, he wore jersey #42. It’s in his email address, his Twitter handle. In his current role as Manager of the AAA El Paso Chihuahas, it’s unavailable: all Major League and Minor League clubs have retired the number in honor of Jackie Robinson. “I have […]

Murph Knows Travel

Murph Knows Travel

This week, El Paso Chihuahas manager Pat Murphy embarks on the most arduous road trip of his career: 24 games in 25 nights. Try to follow us here: Phoenix to Reno to Tacoma to Tucson to Albuquerque to Las Vegas to Sacramento to El Paso (grand total: 4,514 miles). For a regular person — it’d […]

The Summer of 13

The Summer of 13

Whomever said the number thirteen is unlucky never met Kai Murphy. This past summer was certainly an eventful one for the young two-way ballplayer. While spending his time playing for two travel ball club teams, the Sandlot Allstars and SY Titans, and playing sidekick to his dad, San Diego Padres Triple-A manager Pat Murphy, Kai […]