Klein HS grad David Murphy and the Rangers take down Davis HS grad Crawford and the Red Sox
Klein High School graduate David Murphy hit a triple that extended his hitting streak to 10 games and led the Texas Rangers to a 7-4 win over Boston Sunday.
Murphy went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a triple in the win.
Murphy is a 2000 graduate of Klein High School. He was selected by the Angels in the 50th round (1,439th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign, instead accepting a baseball scholarship to Baylor University. Murphy played three seasons (2001 to 2003) for the Bears posting a career .346 average in 175 games.
Murphy was drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the 17th overall pick of the 2003. Murphy played in 43 games in 2007 for Texas, hitting .340 with 14 RBIs. He was a regular player for the Rangers from 2008 through 2010, appearing in at least 100 games each year, and had his best season in 2010 when he hit .291 with 12 homers and 65 RBIs. Murphy was born Oct. 18, 1981, in Houston.
Davis High School graduate Carl Crawford went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss for Boston.
Crawford is a 1999 graduate of Davis High School where he was a second-team high school all-American as a senior, 1999. Crawford a second-round selection (52nd overall) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft and signed his first professional contact on June 14, 1999 receiving a $1.245 million bonus. He quickly advanced through the Rays' minor league system spending one year each at Single-A (2000 at Charleston), Double-A (2001 at Orlando) and Triple-A (2002 at Durham). Crawford was the 2002 International League rookie of the year when he batted .297 with 17 doubles, nine triples, seven home runs, 52 RBIs and 26 stolen bases for Durham. Crawford made his Major League debut on July 20, 2002 and played nine seasons for the Rays appearing in 1,235 games for Tampa Bay. He was a four-time all-star (2004, 2007, 2009, 2010) and a two-time team player of the year (2004 and 2006). He helped Tampa Bay to the World Series in 2008 and American League East titles in 2008 and 2010. In 2010, Crawford b
atted .307 with 19 homers, 90 RBIs and 47 stolen bases to earn a Silver Slugger Award and finish seventh in AL MVP voting. He also won his first career gold glove. Prior to the 2011 season, Crawford signed a seven-year free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox. He was born Aug. 5, 1981, in Houston
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