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Ivan Murrell

Ivan Augustus (Peters) Murrell
Born: April 24, 1943 in Almirante, Panama
Died: Oct. 8, 2006 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Debut: 1963 | Pos: OF
H: 6'2" | W: 196 | B: R | T: R

10 564 1306 126 308 33 123 20 .236

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Ivan Murrell, who played in more than 500 games in Major League Baseball, died on Oct. 8, 2006 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 63.

Murrell, a native of Panama, hit .236 in 1,306 at-bats in the majors. He hit 33 home runs, drove in 123 runs and stole 20 bases. His career included the Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1963-64,67-68), San Diego Padres (1969-73) and Atlanta Braves (1974).

One of his most productive seasons came in 1970 with the Padres. In 347 at-bats, he hit .245 with 12 home runs and drove in 35 runs.

Following his career as a player, Murrell coached in high school and college, worked as a scout for the Oakland Athletics and as a coach for the St. Lucie Mets.

In addition to playing baseball, Murrell, according to his obituary, was an undefeated amateur middleweight boxer and he had been selected to play on Panama's soccer team in the 1963 Pan-Am Games prior to signing with Houston.