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Daniel Murphy: “Insurance Person”

Unlike most kids, Daniel Murphy didn’t always have dreams of playing baseball for a living.

That’s right, while some of Murphy’s classmates were likely spending their days fantasizing about growing up to be professional baseball players, the future New York Mets All-Star and 2015 NLCS MVP native had other plans.

Selling insurance.


“I’m more of a realist,” Murphy told Metsblog. “That’s all I could think of. You know, I was 11. I think it was the next year I decided I wanted to be a baseball player.”

The rest is history.

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About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.