Mike with student and current NY Yankee, Willie Calhoun
Mike translating for Fidel Castro. Orioles in Cuba, 1999.
MIKE MURPHY BASEBALL
Mike Murphy Baseball has been serving the East Bay Northern California Region since 1998. Our relentless dedication to providing the best instructional baseball clinics and camps has produced high quality baseball players and athletes. These accomplishments do not happen by accident. They are a direct result of our top-notch program designed not only to instill the development of physical and mental advantages for success, but to acquire and retain the principles of sportsmanship, integrity, teamwork and respect for authority. At MMB, we are proud of our work and accomplishments. We will continue to strive to offer our athletes the unique opportunity to receive personalized attention from our experienced, well-trained and professional staff – all of whom were hand picked by Mike.
WHO IS MIKE MURPHY
Mike Murphy is a devoted teacher and great mentor who has played with and learned from the game’s best players including Cal Ripken Jr, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, Will Clark and many more. Thirteen years of professional experience with eight different organizations has given Mike a very deep understanding, knowledge and passion for the game. He has the ability to simplify and inspire his students through his wisdom and methodology. At MMB (Mike Murphy Baseball), all of our instructors are hand-picked and certified by Mike. That means that each student has the opportunity to experience our unique curriculum regardless of who the instructor is.
Mike Murphy graduated from Saint Pius X High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1990. Mike proved to be not only a standout athlete but also a strong academic during his time at St. Pius. Mike’s High School athletic career included: four years of varsity baseball, four years of basketball, two at the varsity level, and four years of varsity football. As a senior, Mike earned the title of First Team, High School Baseball All-American sponsored by the Rawlings Organization. As college approached, Mike was offered multiple baseball and football scholarships and was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 1990 draft. Mike decided to follow his passion and signed with the Phillies. Over the course of the next thirteen years, Mike’s career took him through eight professional organizations including: the Phillies, Blue Jays, Indians, Rangers, Orioles, Mariners, Rockies, and Astros.
During his 1993 season in Spartanburg, SC, Mike had the opportunity to continue playing football as he was approached by and in talks with the Atlanta Falcons. Staying true to baseball, in 1994 Blue Jays spring training, Mike posted an official 60 yard dash time of 6.30 seconds earning him the coveted Blue Jay award of “Fastest Man in Camp”. In 1997 Mike went on to play in the Arizona Fall League and, later had the unique chance to play winter ball in Venezuela during 1998. 1999 brought another unusual opportunity when Mike played in Cuba during an exhibition game in which the Cuban National Baseball Team hosted the Baltimore Orioles. Mike was even asked to translate when Fidel Castro asked to speak to the Orioles head coach. In 2002, Mike retired from professional baseball and founded Mike Murphy Baseball, Inc. (MMB). Since then, MMB has grown from analyzing thousands of swings per month to over 300,000 swings per month from all levels of hitters, from Little League to the Major Leagues.