THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING DANIEL MURPHY
Daniel Murphy is a former MLB infielder who played 12 seasons with the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. Selected in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the 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 experienced 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 NL 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. He retired after the 2020 season, but returned to pro ball in 2023 with the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, before walking away from the game for good.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Daniel Murphy about his decision to return to pro baseball, following God’s guidance, his red-hot 2015 postseason with the Mets, and how he’s used success and failure in baseball to point to Jesus.
Daniel Murphy surrendered his life to Christ in 2011 and says Jesus is the only one who can fill that gap that exists in all of us. pic.twitter.com/qBpANZVdhJ
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) June 12, 2017