native Dale Murphy was a standout for Wilson High School and was the Atlanta Braves' first round draft pick, fifth overall in 1974. He played 15 seasons and set ten team career records with the Braves, who retired his uniform number (#3). After 18 years in baseball, Murphy finished his outstanding career with a record of 398 home runs, 1,266 RBI's and a .265 batting average. Dale was the youngest player ever voted National League MVP back-to-back in 1982-83 and also a member of the "30 - 30 Club" in '83. He won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards, and was named outfielder for The Sporting News
National League all-star and Silver Slugger teams for four straight years, and played in seven major league all-star games. His charitable work earned him the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1985 and the Roberto Clemente Award in 1988.