NEW PODCAST: Daniel Murphy, Colorado Rockies Infielder

THIS IS EPISODE 232 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Daniel Murphy is a member of the Colorado Rockies after signing a two-year deal in December. Selected in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, Murphy made his big league debut in August 2008. He was selected to his first All-Star Game in 2014, and then a year later he led the Mets to the World Series after setting a postseason record of hitting a home run in six straight games. He was named 2015 NLCS MVP.

In December 2015, he signed a three-year deal with the Washington Nationals, where he’s had his two best seasons as a pro. In 2016, Murphy finished second in the NL MVP balloting and hit a career high .347 with 25 home runs, 104 RBIs, and led the National League in doubles with 47. In 2017, he again led the NL in doubles with 43, finished second with a.322 batting average, and added 23 home runs and 93 RBIs.

Last season, Murphy recovered from knee surgery to return in June, playing in 56 games with Washington before being traded for the first time in his career, to the Cubs in August. After finishing out 2018 at Wrigley Field, Murphy became a free agent, signing with the Rockies in December.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Murphy about his 2018 year, recovering from knee surgery, being traded and then signing with Colorado, how he began his walk with Christ in October 2011, being tested in his faith during his baseball career, what he learned about platform after winning the National League in 2015, and why he is not on social media.

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