Position: First Base
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
High School: Grace Academy
College: Garden City Community College
Murphy has been voted a Team Captain for the 2005 Season.
"Brendan will hit in the middle of the lineup and provide some much needed
offensive punch. He has an outstanding work ethic and a strong desire to
succeed in the game.”
Murphy played his freshman season at
Garden City (KS)
Community College, where he batted .294 with nine doubles, one triple, eight
home runs, and 36 runs batted in.
High School:.Murphy played five years for coach Terry Knecht at Grace
Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His senior season, Murphy batted .630
with 13 home runs, 44 runs batted in, a 1.361 slugging average, and a .739
on-base average. His honors include Grace Academy’s Top Hitter Award (3
years), Grace’s Top Pitcher Award (1 year), Inducted into Sports Hall of
Fame (2003), All-District 5A (4 years), District 5A MVP (2 years), District
5A All-Tournament Team (2 years), Chattanooga Times-Press Press All-City
First Team (2003), All-City Second Team (2002), TPX Louisville Slugger High
School All-American (2002 and 2003), Baseball America High School
All-American second team (2003), Baseball America’s Top 350 Prospects (2002
and 2003), Student Sports High School All-American second team (2003),
Collegiate Baseball’s Top Prospects (2001, 2002, and 2003), National High
School Baseball Coaches Association All-American third team (2003),
Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game (2003), Gatorade Tennessee Player of the
Year (2003), Tennessee Sports Writers All-State (2003.) As a junior, Murphy
hit three grand slams in a season and was listed in the 2002 National High
School Sports Record Book. Murphy was drafted by the Montreal Expos in both
the 2003 and 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.
Summer Ball:. In 2002, he played with the Boys of Baseball National
Travel Team and received the Coaches Award.
Personal: Born October 7, 1984, in New London, Connecticut, Murphy is
the son of Jerry and Deborah Murphy.