Sports Photos

As a lifelong sports enthusiast, Dan Murphy the Photographer has excelled in creating unique sports action and other related photographs from just about every imaginable sport, from youth leagues to the professional level.  The thousands of stories behind Dan’s sports photographs are endless to say the least.  Suffice to say however, covering sports over the decades have been very near and dear to Dan’s heart.

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Two Little League players from Santa Clara, CA discuss strategy with each other.1979 - Two Little League players from Santa Clara, CA discuss strategy with each other.

A young gymnast is focused while executing a routine on the balance beam.1980 - A young gymnast is focused while executing a routine on the balance beam.

A Santa Clara University football player reflects on a cold, rainy night after a loss.1980 - A Santa Clara University football player reflects on a cold, rainy night in a loss to San Jose State.

A third baseman lets the ball get away after a throw from the catcher. 2013 - A third baseman lets the ball get away after a throw from the catcher.

Horse racing coverage as the “official” L.A. County Fair photographer1984 - Horse racing coverage as the "official" L.A. County Fair photographer

A para-athlete moves towards the first leg of the Phoenix, AZ IRONMAN competition.2011 - A para-athlete moves towards the first leg of the Phoenix, AZ IRONMAN competition.

  Chatsworth, (CA) High baseball team members celebrate their L.A. baseball Championship win.2009 - Members of the Chatsworth, (CA) High baseball team celebrate their L.A. City baseball Championship win.

Boxer Johnny Hackleman walks around the “ring” at a Ventura County fairgrounds boxing event.1983 - Boxer Johnny Hackleman walks around the "ring" at a Ventura County fairgrounds boxing event.

Joe Montana scampers around the left side of the line in a game against the L.A. Raiders.1983 - Joe Montana scampers around the left side of the line in a game against the L.A. Raiders.

Two high school soccer players jockey for position during a corner kick.2011 - Two high school soccer players jockey for position during a corner kick.

A young handicapped girl enjoys her therapy along with her coach at a community pool.1981 - A young handicapped girl enjoys her therapy along with her coach at a community pool.

Santa Clara University basketball action, using a blurred and flash fill effect.1979 - Santa Clara University basketball action, using a blurred and flash fill effect.

 Willie “Pops” Stargell takes time to reflect while waiting on-deck versus the Dodgers.1982 - Willie "Pops" Stargell takes time to reflect while waiting on-deck versus the Dodgers

A cowboy wrestles a calf in the roping competition at a New Mexico rodeo.1981 - A cowboy wrestles a calf in the roping competition at a New Mexico rodeo.

Field Hockey action at San Jose State University.1979 - Field Hockey action at San Jose State University.

In this fun photo, Dan photographed a youngster slam dunking at his house, then went to a L.A. Laker – Seattle Supersonics game, took a few pictures from the correct angle, then superimposed the young star going high above the pros.2007 - In this fun photo, Dan photographed a youngster slam dunking at his house, then went to a L.A. Laker - Seattle Supersonics game, took a few pictures from the correct angle, then superimposed the young star going high above the pros.

Motocross action at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.1983 - Motocross action at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Manager Frank Robinson and his players have perplexed looks at the mound, versus the Dodgers.1983 - Manager Frank Robinson and his players have perplexed looks at the mound, versus the Dodgers.

Two L.A. Raiders players take QB Dave Krieg airborne in the AFC Championship game.1984 - Two L.A. Raiders players take QB Dave Krieg airborne in the AFC Championship game.

This Junior Olympics wrestler pinned all seven of his opponents en-route to a gold medal.1980 - This Junior Olympics wrestler pinned all seven of his opponents en-route to a gold medal.

Dodger Rick Monday slides into home in a game with the S.F. Giants1983 - Dodger Rick Monday slides in home in a game with the S.F. Giants