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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience
Athletics
Hall of Fame

Kevin Murtha '68 (1999)

Baseball

Asked to describe Kevin M. Murtha's swing, former Head Coach John O'Loughlin equated it with that of Hall-of-Famer Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs. Kevin, then, looms as perhaps Loyola's best pure hitter, a status buoyed by his striking numbers. His hockey and tennis credentials aside, Kevin left his signature on Rambler baseball. A three-year varsity starter at first base, it was with his bat that Kevin most clearly distinguished himself. He banged out a remarkable career average of .386, and in 1968, captured a unanimous vote to the Chicago Catholic League All-Star team. In a particularly memorable moment against St. Rita, he launched a tape-measured homerun, unequalled in Loyola's baseball lore. Thereafter, from 1969-1972, Kevin's bat staked St. Mary's College of Winona to two conference championships and earned him All-Conference recognition. Vigilant of his prowess, the Texas Rangers drafted Kevin and assigned him to their minor-league affiliates.
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