Murphy to join Braves' TV booth as analyst

Murphy to join Braves' TV booth as analyst

HOUSTON -- After spending two weeks being introduced to the broadcasting side of baseball during Spring Training, Dale Murphy said he was hoping to spend some more time behind the microphone this summer.

Many Braves fans will be delighted to know Murphy will receive his wish. The two-time National League MVP will provide analysis during at least 14 Braves games this year. His first assignment with the Fox Sports South broadcast team will come on Sunday afternoon, when he calls the series finale against the Brewers with Joe Simpson and Chip Caray.

"Murphy was the face of 'America's Team' in the 1980's, and one of the most preeminent players of the decade," said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth. "Murphy brings to the booth incredible insight on the game of baseball and great knowledge of the Braves' organization, as well as his trademark charisma and stellar reputation for being one of the all-time 'good guys' in professional sports."

One of the most beloved figures in Braves history, Murphy batted .268 with 371 home runs and an .829 OPS during his 15-season stint with Atlanta. He won consecutive NL MVP Awards in 1982 and '83.

Murphy's current 14-game schedule consists solely of games scheduled before the All-Star break. His schedule includes consecutive three-game series against the Blue Jays (June 8-10) and Yankees (June 11-13). He will also be in the broadcast booth for the July 2-5 series against the Cubs. Additional games could be added as the season progresses.