» June 15, 1935:
John Whitehead, Chisox rookie ace, bows to the Yankees, 5–3. Texas Johnnie allows 13 hits, including four by Gehrig. But it is Red Rolfe's double in the 9th that brings home the final two runs. Johnny Murphy wins in relief. New York now leads the surprising White Sox by four games.
» May 10, 1936:
By beating the A's, 7–2, at home the Yankees move into first place and will remain there the rest of the season. Rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his belated home debut and hits his first home run, off George Turbeville. Lou Gehrig has four hits and two RBIs and Johnny Murphy, in his first start of the season, picks up the win.
» July 28, 1936: In the 6th inning of a 16–6 Yankee win in Detroit, the Tiger's Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder DiMaggio and CF Myril Hoag, in for a slumping Powell, sprint for the ball and collide, the ball bounding by for an inside-the -park homer. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: Dimag stays in though Hoag is replaced. He'll play tomorrow and collect a single, then collapse in his hotel room on the 30th with a brain clot. Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season, but he'll return to play six more years. New York wins the game on 20 hits, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings, and three apiece in the 4th and 5th. Lou Gehrig's two doubles, single and number 31 with two aboard pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy, who relieves Monte Pearson in the 4th, is credited with the win. Selkirk adds a homer for the Yankees, who have now hit 122.
» July 31, 1936:
Led by Lou Gehrig, who clouts his 33rd homer, the Yankees down the Indians, 11–7, at League Park. The loss snaps the Tribe's five-game win streak, and leaves the Yankees eight 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. Gehrig and Red Rolfe clout homers in the 5th to chase Mel Harder, but the Indians answer with three doubles by Earl Averill and a homer by Hal Trosky. Hadley, with relief from Johnny Murphy, hangs on for his 9th win.
» August 14, 1942: The Yankees turn a ML-record seven DPs in an 11–2 win over the Athletics. Bill Dickey guns down two runners following third strikes, three are started by the DP combo of Rizzuto and Gordon, reliever Johnny Murphy triggers another, and 3B Red Rolfe initiates one. The seven DPs give the Yankees 150 on the year; they'll finish with 190, just missing the (since surpassed) ML mark they set last season of 194.
» July 8, 1946:
A special meeting of clubs deals with Mexican League defections and attempts by players to gain new rights. Some results: $5,000 minimum salary, $25-per- week training-camp expenses, a fixed period for spring training, 25 days for post-season barnstorming, maximum pay cut of 25 percent. A pension fund aimed at providing $100 a month for retired 10-year players will be funded
by WS broadcast rights and net proceeds from All-Star Games. Each league will have a player rep to baseball councils. The first player reps named are Yankees P Johnny Murphy and Dodgers OF Dixie Walker.
» April 14, 1947: The Yankees release two veterans, relief ace Johnny Murphy and first baseman Nick Etten. Murphy will be signed by the Red Sox while Etten, the American League home run leader in 1944 and RBI leader in 1945, will catch on briefly with the Phillies.
» April 23, 1947:
The Yankees release veteran reliever Johnny Murphy who will sign with the Red Sox.
» January 14, 1970: Johnny Murphy, the Mets general manager who had seen his team rise from the NL cellar to the World Championship, dies of a heart attack at age 61. Murphy was a star relief pitcher for the Yankees in the 1930s and early 1940s.