Murray Eddy: A solid presence on the mound

Murray Eddy of Saskatoon will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame, Individual Category, as a player, on Saturday, Aug. 18 in Battleford.

In the fall of 1966, employment took Eddy to Yorkton. The following spring he was successful in securing a place on the Yorkton Cardinals baseball team in the South Saskatchewan Baseball League. Eddy was recruited as a pitcher but also to play other positions as needed, mostly right field.

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The opening game that season saw Eddy on the mound pitching against Swift Current, striking out 15, winning the game 3-1. The Yorkton Cardinals finished the year by winning the final game against the Regina Red Sox, 3-1. In that game, Eddy played right field, had two hits, driving in one run. They were the 1967 South Saskatchewan Baseball League champions.

In 1968 Eddy returned to Saskatoon and played with the Asquith Braves. On June 27, 1968, Eddy pitched a no-hitter against Rosetown, winning 8-0. When Eddy came up to bat in the seventh and final inning, a fan called out, “Hey, Eddy, can you hit as good as you pitch?” Eddy then hit the ball over the left field fence and rounding third base shouted, “Does that answer your question?” A moment to remember.

In 1968 Eddy started working for Deloitte while taking University of Saskatchewan commerce night classes, limiting his time for baseball.

In 1973, he moved to Regina for three years, playing one year with the Regina Red Sox. Then, upon returning to Saskatoon in 1976, Murray took up golfing, along with coaching peewee ball for three years while his son played.

Eddy was a member of the Asquith Braves, inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, as well as the 1967 Yorkton Cardinals in 2009.

He was also a member of the 1967 Yorkton Cardinals inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame.

Eddy was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete in 2015.

Eddy and his wife Judy have a son and a daughter, Scott and Marci, and three grandchildren. They reside in Saskatoon.

 

 

 

 

 

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