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Baseball Wed Jun 20 2012

Bill Murray, Baseball Hall of Famer

Did you know Bill Murray owns a baseball team? Not only that, but the Charleston RiverDogs co-owner and "director of fun" was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Here's his totally winged acceptance speech, in which he describes his earliest memories of visiting Wrigley Field, and competing with his brothers to see who could spot the flagpole first while riding the El to the game.

"So when I got into Wrigley Field and I went through the turnstile, just before I hit the stairs that would take me up to the field level, my brother Brian said, 'Billy, wait.' And he covered my eyes, and he walked me up the steps. And then he took my hands away, and I saw the most beautiful building I'd ever seen in my life. A field of green and a wall of green and a scoreboard of green and fans of all colors -- and my heart just leaped, and I thought, 'Ah, this is where I'm supposed to be, this feels like one of my homes."

SBNation went down to Charleston to find out what Murray's players think of their boss.

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