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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
In 25 at bats this week, the No. 1 Cardinals' junior catcher had 16 hits - five of them home runs and three grand slams. Two of those grand-slams were game-winners. He also had three doubles, drove in 16 runs and scored another 10. On defense, his fielding percentage was .977. "His stats are somebody's career," Calvert Hall coach Lou Eckerl said. Making the performance more amazing. Murphy had not hit a home run before this week. A three-year starter, Murphy, 6-feet-1 and 210 pounds, has orally committed to Wake Forest.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. Murphy, who was selected out of Calvert Hall in the sixth round of the 2013 first-year player draft, was batting .277 with three home runs, 15 doubles, and 25 RBIs in 54 games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen. Showalter said Murphy will miss the Fall Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., but he will be ready for spring training.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. Murphy, who was selected out of Calvert Hall in the sixth round of the 2013 first-year player draft, was batting .277 with three home runs, 15 doubles, and 25 RBIs in 54 games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen. Showalter said Murphy will miss the Fall Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., but he will be ready for spring training.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Aberdeen IronBirds manager Matt Merullo sat down before his news conference at the team's media day Tuesday, cellphone in hand and eyes locked on the screen. Merullo, who is entering his second season as the manager of the Orioles' short-season Single-A affiliate, joked about what he did wrong at the beginning of last year's news conference: He forgot to put his phone on silent, and it went off as he as was talking. But what he did get right last year is something no Aberdeen manager had been able to do in the club's first 11 years.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Orioles sixth-round pick Alex Murphy, a catcher from Calvert Hall, passed his physical Tuesday and is scheduled to leave for Sarasota, Fla., on Monday after contract terms are hammered out and approved. Murphy, speaking by phone from a suite at Camden Yards as the Orioles took on the Los Angeles Angels, said he couldn't disclose the details of the contract. The slot bonus money for the 189th pick is $218,500. “It's starting to get real,” Murphy said. “I'm just going through the process and taking the steps.” Murphy is the first Orioles draft pick to take his physical.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Growing up near Mount Airy, Alex Murphy frequented Harry Grove Stadium to watch Frederick Keys games. A lifelong Orioles fan, Murphy would make the trek to Camden Yards to see the big league team play as well. Now, after being drafted by the Orioles in the sixth round with the No. 189 pick of baseball's first-year player draft Friday, the Calvert Hall catcher has a chance to join the players in the same ballparks he visited in his childhood. “It took the breath out of me,” Murphy said in a telephone interview after he was chosen.
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By Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Steve Johnson pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief in the Orioles' come-from-behind 9-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Camden Yards, eight years after he stepped onto the field at Oriole Park for the first time as a participant in the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game. Participants in this year's game, which will be played at Camden Yards on Sunday following the Orioles' game against the Detroit Tigers, were introduced Thursday to the legendary Robinson in a banquet room on the sixth floor of the B&O Warehouse.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to terms with another fairly high pick and are closing in on two more top-10 rounders, including high school catcher Chance Sisco. The Orioles have agreed to terms with Steven Brault, a left-handed pitcher who was selected in the 11th round out of Regis University. Terms were not known. According to an industry source, the club was also close to agreeing to terms with second rounder, Chance Sisco, a high school catcher from Corona, Calif., who was selected 61st overall.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Although no formal announcement will be made until next week, the Orioles have agreed to terms with their top pick, pitcher Hunter Harvey, for $1,947,600 - which is the suggested slot bonus for the 22nd pick overall, according to an industry source. The agreement is pending a physical, which is planned for Monday in Baltimore. Harvey, 18, is a 6-foot-4, 178-pound right-hander out of Bandys High School in Catawba, N.C. He is the son of Bryan Harvey, a former All-Star closer. It is expected that Harvey will begin his career with the Gulf Coast League Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. Earlier in the day, the Orioles agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Josh Hart , according to an industry source.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Visiting Gilman pounded out nine hits Wednesday night at Calvert Hall, but it was the Greyhounds' pitching that carried them in the second round of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs. Joe Smeton pitched 5 2/3 innings of four-hit ball to lead visiting and second-ranked Gilman to a 3-2 win over the No. 1 Cardinals. The victory advances the Greyhounds to Sunday's conference final at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Calvert Hall will host Archbishop Curley today in the double-elimination tournament.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Although no formal announcement will be made until next week, the Orioles have agreed to terms with their top pick, pitcher Hunter Harvey, for $1,947,600 - which is the suggested slot bonus for the 22nd pick overall, according to an industry source. The agreement is pending a physical, which is planned for Monday in Baltimore. Harvey, 18, is a 6-foot-4, 178-pound right-hander out of Bandys High School in Catawba, N.C. He is the son of Bryan Harvey, a former All-Star closer. It is expected that Harvey will begin his career with the Gulf Coast League Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. Earlier in the day, the Orioles agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Josh Hart , according to an industry source.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
The Orioles have agreed to terms with another fairly high pick and are closing in on two more top-10 rounders, including high school catcher Chance Sisco. The Orioles have agreed to terms with Steven Brault, a left-handed pitcher who was selected in the 11th round out of Regis University. Terms were not known. According to an industry source, the club was also close to agreeing to terms with second rounder, Chance Sisco, a high school catcher from Corona, Calif., who was selected 61st overall.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Orioles sixth-round pick Alex Murphy, a catcher from Calvert Hall, passed his physical Tuesday and is scheduled to leave for Sarasota, Fla., on Monday after contract terms are hammered out and approved. Murphy, speaking by phone from a suite at Camden Yards as the Orioles took on the Los Angeles Angels, said he couldn't disclose the details of the contract. The slot bonus money for the 189th pick is $218,500. “It's starting to get real,” Murphy said. “I'm just going through the process and taking the steps.” Murphy is the first Orioles draft pick to take his physical.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Growing up near Mount Airy, Alex Murphy frequented Harry Grove Stadium to watch Frederick Keys games. A lifelong Orioles fan, Murphy would make the trek to Camden Yards to see the big league team play as well. Now, after being drafted by the Orioles in the sixth round with the No. 189 pick of baseball's first-year player draft Friday, the Calvert Hall catcher has a chance to join the players in the same ballparks he visited in his childhood. “It took the breath out of me,” Murphy said in a telephone interview after he was chosen.
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By Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Steve Johnson pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief in the Orioles' come-from-behind 9-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at Camden Yards, eight years after he stepped onto the field at Oriole Park for the first time as a participant in the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game. Participants in this year's game, which will be played at Camden Yards on Sunday following the Orioles' game against the Detroit Tigers, were introduced Thursday to the legendary Robinson in a banquet room on the sixth floor of the B&O Warehouse.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Six players from No. 1 Calvert Hall will play in the 2013 Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Classic on Sunday at Quince Orchard in Montgomery County -- the most of any school. Less than a week after winning the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship for the second straight year, the Cardinals' Ron Farley, Colin Gimblet, Robert Jones, Alex Murphy, Richard Rodriguez and Troy Stokes will play for the North team. The event features two games.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Visiting Gilman pounded out nine hits Wednesday night at Calvert Hall, but it was the Greyhounds' pitching that carried them in the second round of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs. Joe Smeton pitched 5 2/3 innings of four-hit ball to lead visiting and second-ranked Gilman to a 3-2 win over the No. 1 Cardinals. The victory advances the Greyhounds to Sunday's conference final at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Calvert Hall will host Archbishop Curley today in the double-elimination tournament.
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