Baseball star Dale Murphy goes to bat for @1982Braves
Former baseball star Dale Murphy has found a new way to relive his glory days.
The two-time National League MVP—an active personality on Twitter with 25,000 followers and a self-proclaimed "early adopter" to the computer revolution of the 1980s—recently started tweeting from a second handle: @1982Braves, a Twitter account dedicated to reliving an Atlanta Braves season that happened 20 years ago.
"A record breaking 13-0 start, Western Div Champs, and I won my first NL MVP," reads the account's description. "Let's have fun remembering the 1982 Atlanta Braves!"
Murphy's been able to break out the memories by writing 140-character capsules of that season's games on the date in which they occurred. On April 6, 1982's Opening Day, Murphy recalled an ace pitching performance by the late Rick Mahler: "Gm1 @ SD Braves 1 SD 0 Rick Mahler complete game gem! 2 hits 7 Ks. Hubb [second baseman Glen Hubbard] drives in only run. #3 [Murphy] is 0/3".
(A personal favorite came two days later on Sunday afternoon: "••••••••••OFF DAY••••••••••")
After nine tweets, the account's shown a few shades of self-promotion. "Murph celebrated today's win by listening to Joan Jett's chart topping ‘I Love Rock N' Roll’ on his Walkman, he posted recently.
But @1982Braves has already racked up nearly 1,000 followers, most of whom have enjoyed recalling the fond memories of "America's Team."
Photo via Dale Murphy/Twitter