"H O N E S T" E D D I E 'S T A P R O O M
Located off the main reception area on the main floor you will find Honest Eddie's. The name was inspired by, and named in honor of John Edward Murphy, who was born on Friday, October 2, 1891, in Hancock, New York, little more than 100 yards from the front door of The Hancock House.
About "Honest" Eddie Murphy
He played in a total of 3 World Series, an honor most of today's
multimillion dollar ball players can only dream of. Eddie Murphy broke into the big leagues on August 26, 1912. His rookie
year was played with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics posting a
batting average of .317. The following year he appeared in his first
World Series when the A's faced the New York Giants. He would later lace
up spikes for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.
When Babe Ruth made his debut as a pitcher the first batter Ruth faced
was Eddie Murphy from Hancock, New York. Murphy had much in common with
Ruth. Both of their parents were in the "saloon" business. It is only
fitting that this “Saloon”, or as Eddie liked to call it, “Beer Garden”,
would bare his name a century later.
Eddie Murphy ended his career with a lifetime batting average of .287.
Even Murphy's batboy, Gabe Paul, would go on to fame as the General
Manager of the New York Yankees.
Honest Eddie Murphy
played 11 years in professional baseball with the Philadelphia
Athletics, Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A small room over a tavern in Hancock, New York.
"AN HONEST DRINK AT AN HONEST PRICE"