The civil suit against DeCinces said he, “knew or was reckless in not knowing” that he was trading on nonpublic information from a source who was not at liberty to share details of the corporate purchase.
Murray and DeCinces were stars of Orioles teams that contended annually in the late 1970s and early 1980s. DeCinces was the third baseman who replaced Brooks Robinson, Murray the slugging first baseman who played in seven All-Star Games and finished in the top five of MVP voting five times for the club.
Murray left town under bitter circumstances when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a collection of lesser players in 1988 but returned to the Orioles in 1996, hitting his 500th home run at Camden Yards. He entered Cooperstown in 2003, one of just four major leaguers with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.