Dale Murphy’s Son Tyson Illustrates Why the Hall of Fame Doesn’t Matter

There are more important things than the Hall of Fame.

Gary Dudakby Gary Dudak

It’s the holidays, and we could all use a feel-good, heartwarming story like this. Dale Murphy, the former Atlanta Braves slugger and 2-time MVP, is in his 15th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility, and the odds are he is not going to make it. Seven of Murphy’s eight children have been campaigning hard for him this time around, but his son Tyson, the self-admitted black sheep of the family with little sports knowledge and more of an artistic side, doesn’t care as much. It’s not because he doesn’t want his father to make the Hall, but because it can’t possibly matter more than his dad always encouraging him growing up. To show this, he drew this cartoon for Dale for Christmas. Begin fighting back tears (Murph).

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