Bill Murray’s Baseball Hall of Fame Speech (and Hideous Sports Coat)

Charleston, South Carolina is a long way from Cooperstown, NY. About 622 miles, to be precise. And it’s in Charleston that Bill Murray, the actor, was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Why bestow such an honor on the star of Ghostbusters, Stripes, and various Wes Anderson films? Because, rather quietly, Murray has owned parts of many minor league baseball teams, including, these days, the Charleston RiverDogs, a class A affiliate of the New York Yankees. So, with the Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman in attendance, Murray gave his Hall of Fame Induction Speech, knowingly sporting a hideous shirt and jacket. The opening minutes will speak to anyone who remembers, as a kid, entering a baseball stadium for the first time and seeing that vast field of green.

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