Matt Murphy, the man who caught Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball, sold the ball for $752,467 and gave half to Amir Kamal, the friend he was at the game with.

Catching up with the man who caught 756

When he was at the bottom of a pile of bodies, suffocating, with unknown hands clawing at his face and clothes, his leg pinned against a stadium seat, and blood gushing from his nose and mouth, Matt Murphy was just hoping he wasn’t about to die over a baseball.

It was a thought Murphy revisited a few times in the days following his life-altering catch — between the appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and the “Late Show with David Letterman,” his fourth hotel change in two days and his father’s warning he should give up the baseball if nefarious figures put a gun to his head.

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With his new sneaker business opening Friday in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood, the 22-year-old Murphy can look back and see the absurd… Continue Reading

Source: http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/080815

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