case 'Jesse Baker':
Bill Murphy was born in Pineville, La., in
1944, but he graduated from Clover Park High School in Tacoma, where
he played baseball for Coach Holly Gee.
A 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, Murphy was
signed by the New York Yankees in 1962 and spent four years in the
Yankees' minor league system. On Nov. 29, 1965, the New York Mets
drafted Murphy in the MLB Rule 5 Player Draft, and he made his Major
League debut for the Mets on April 15, 1966. Murphy appeared in 84
games that season, compiling a .230 batting average with three home
runs, 13 runs batted in and one stolen base in 135 at-bats.