William Jerome "Bill” Murray - Player
Inducted in 1987
Bill graduated from Washington High School in Princess Anne in 1942. After his tour in the service, Bill began his ten year baseball career in 1946 with the old Salisbury "AA," although Bill and baseball go back to the age of eight, when he was batboy for the 1932 Mt. Vernon "Snowkings." With the "AA", Bill posted a first year batting average of .408. In 1947, Bill signed with the Willard "Wildcats," where he again broke out at the plate with an amazing .452 average.
Bill was most feared at the plate until a torn cartilage in his leg slowed him down. He wound up his career with Princess Anne in 1956, when he was finally forced to retire. Few players earned the fearsome respect that Bill did in his earlier days.
Bill retired from the United Insurance Co. in 1987 and always remained in Little League for many years. William Jerome Murray was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. His record speaks for itself.