Mike Murray was a member of the 1999 and 2000 Clark Bombers (NJ) organization. He competed at Cooperstown Dreams Park both years with the Bombers, each time during week 7.
Following his participation at Cooperstown Dreams Park, Mike attended and played for Westfield High School (Westfield, NJ) where he helped his team win one county and two conference championships. A four-year starter, Mike was selected as a Sony PlayStation High School All-American, a Puma Preseason All-American, a two-time All-New Jersey, two-time Union County Player of the Year, three-time all-conference, all-area, all-county and all-group. He owns 11 career and single-season school records, including career hits (155), home runs (19), RBIs (148) and batting average (.468). Mike was named All-New Jersey by the Star-Ledger and Associated Press. He participated in the East Coast Showcase in 2005, was ranked by Baseball America in the top 200 players for the class of 2006, was given four-star rating by Baseball America, and was named 2005 Carl Riccio Tournament Most Valuable Player. As a junior, Mike batted .519 with five home runs and 40 RBIs. During his senior year, he hit .560 with eight home runs, 46 RBIs, and 51 hits. Mike was also named a Watchung Conference Scholar-Athlete and distinguished Honor Roll.
After high school graduation, Mike went to Wake Forest (Winston-Salem, NC), where he we continued his academic and baseball careers. Throughout his four-years, Mike played in 194 games, including 164 starts, and posted a .299 batting average with 20 homers and 142 RBIs. Mike also had 35 doubles over his collegiate career and finished with 198 hits. After his senior year in 2010, Mike became the first Wake Forest player to sign a free agent contract with a Major League Baseball team – the San Francisco Giants. Mike competed in the minor league system in 2010 and 2011. He first played with the Scottsdale Giants (Scottsdale, AZ). After 9 games in 2010, he moved to the Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes (Salem, OR) where he remained through 2011. He was named Northwest League Player of the Month in July of 2011 and was a 2011 Post-Season All-Star of the Northwest League