WATCH: Bill Murray’s Hilarious Induction into Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)June 28th, 2012 | Posted by in In The Know | Movies
I would induct Bill Murray into just about any Hall of Fame: Comedy (natch)…Rock & Roll…National Midget Auto Racing (yes it exists!)…Pro Football…Ukulele…Polka (really, guys?)…Astronaut…Burlesque (what now?!)… you name it, I’m nominating Bill.
Why? Because he’s Bill Murray, dammit! And everything is better with Bill Murray in it than not.
But did you know that Murray was just inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame? (That’s minor league baseball, kiddos.)
Why? Because he loves baseball. Because he has invested in several minor league baseball teams and is currently co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs. Because he deserves it.
So watch this SB Nation video of Bill’s heartfelt and hilarious induction speech where a clearly smitten and humbled Bill reveals “No one’s ever asked me to be in a Hall of Fame before.”
Which begs the question: Why not? He’s Bill Murray, dammit!
P.S. Keep the Kleenex close by at 10:26 as we find out why baseball is the great American metaphor for life.
Also, check out Murray rounding the bases during a rain delay and acting like a five-year-old thus earning his other official title at the Charleston RiverDogs “Director of Fun.”