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Arizona State Baseball Coach Resigns

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Pat Murphy has resigned after 15 seasons as
baseball coach at Arizona State.

No reason was given for the move, which was announced by the
university in a brief news release on Friday.

The colorful and often outspoken Murphy led the Sun Devils to
the College World Series four times - 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
His program produced several major league players, including Andre
Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dustin Pedroia of the Boston
Red Sox, who appeared along with Muhammad Ali at a recent Murphy
fundraiser.

He took over the historically successful Sun Devil program in August 1994 after seven seasons at Notre Dame. Under Murphy, Arizona State compiled a 629-284-1 record.


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