On September 13, 1960 — Eighteen-year-old OF Danny Murphy becomes the youngest Cub to hit a home run when he clouts a 3-run homer off Bob Purkey, but the Reds win, 8 – 6, at Crosley Field. Murphy will play just 49 games for the Cubs from 1960 to 1962. He will come back as a pitcher for the White Sox in 1969 and 1970 he pitched in 68 games, posting a 4.66 ERA.

Murphy was a prominent high school star in Massachusetts when the Cubs signed him, and he made his major-league debut at 17 in June 1960.

 


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