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William R. W. Murphy
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 215 lb.
- School Cal State Northridge
- High School Arlington High School (Riverside)
- Debut September 3, 2007
- Born May 9, 1981 in Anaheim, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Bill Murphy debuted in the majors in 2007.
He graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, CA in 1999. After high school, he attended Cal State-Northridge for 3 years and was selected by the Oakland A's in the 2002 amateur draft during the third round (98th overall). Murphy was signed by scout Rick Magnante in June of 2002. By July 2004 (just over two years later), he had been traded from the A's to the Marlins, from the Marlins to the Dodgers, and from the Dodgers to the Diamondbacks,
His Major League debut was with the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 3, 2007. He was selected off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Diamondbacks on March 17, 2008. Murphy then spent most of the entire 2008 season with the Jays' Syracuse farm team. For 2008, he was 5-10 with a 5.73 ERA as a starter. He also went 3-0 with two saves out of the bullpen, with a 1.84 ERA.
Murphy was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas by the Blue Jays in April 2009 to replace the injured Jesse Litsch.