Rob Murphy, a former MLB pitcher for over 10 years and a current Thoroughbred owner and breeder, will be the “Special Guest” on the LTS’ “Coffee Chat” this Friday morning.
You can join the entertaining hour and chat directly with our guest by signing up and receiving the link for the “Zoom” presentation. To gain access, simply RSVP by emailing Mary at [email protected]
Murphy — who pitched collegiately at the University of Florida before transferring to the University of Kentucky — was a First Round Draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds. He later joined the Reds and subsequently pitched for the Boston Red Sox, the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros, the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dogers and the Florida Marlins.
Early in his career, Murphy set a record for appearing in the most games in one season by a left-handed pitcher. In pitched in 86 games for the Reds, when Murphy played for player-manager Pete Rose.
At the same time, Murphy made headlines by utilizing his lap-top computer in the bullpen, to track how he pitched to hitters in previous meetings. Murphy is believed to be the first to use the “computer analysis” at the Major League level.
In addition, Murphy developed his own software program that provided detailed information and history on the breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds. He named his Thoroughbred operation M375 Thoroughbreds. The “M375” is the name “SLEW” when viewed upside down. Seattle Slew was and still remains one of Murphy’s all-time favorite horses.
Join us on Friday for what promises to be a fun-filled and informative hour.