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Chuck Murphy
Florida State League


Charles (Chuck) Murphy has been the Florida State League President since 1990.

After spending 21 years in the Army, Chuck Murphy retired in 1975 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Seeking a second career in Baseball, he attended the Baseball Winter Meetings in Hollywood, Florida and was hired in 1976 by the Evansville Triplets, the AAA farm team of the Detroit Tigers, located in Evansville, Indiana. He was hired as Business and Ticket Manager. In 1977 he was named General Manager and the team won the American Association Title in 1979.

When the franchise was sold in 1984 he accepted a position as Vice President/General Manager of the Co-Op Orioles and Rangers called the Daytona Beach Islanders from 1984-1986.

The Islanders were sold to the Charlotte Rangers and Chuck became the Daytona Beach Parks Manager. He served in this capacity until 1990 when he was elected President of the Florida State League of Professional Baseball. He is responsible for the operation and business management of 12 teams, supervising the umpires and scheduling the games along with many other administrative duties. When elected to President the League had 14 teams.

During his tenure as League President he has won the Warren Giles Award in 1991 and 2011, and the Baseball Chapel Award in 1994.

Chuck is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University.

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