Meredith Warrington "Spud" Murray (born 1928) is an American minor league baseball player and Major League Baseball (MLB) coach. Murray was the first batting practice pitcher in MLB history. Murray attended Media High School, where he starred in baseball and basketball, ranking among the best players in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He signed with the Cleveland Indians. However, an arm injury limited his playing career. The Indians sold Murray to the independent Montgomery Rebels of the South Atlantic League in 1954. Mayo Smith, the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, hired Murray as his batting practice pitcher in 1958. He joined the New York Yankees in the same role two years later. This autograph Meredith Murray autograph check reproduction would look great in an album or display.