Murphy was Playing at the Salt Lake Peasthe Los Angeles Angels Triple-A affiliate, this season after Halos bought out his contract while he was playing coach Wally Bachman and the Long Island Ducks in the independent league.
In 38 games in the Pacific Coast League, the 38-year-old slugged 0.25/.379/.362 with one home run, seven doubles and 25 RBI before calling it a career.
As a Met, Murphy played in 903 games and had a batting average of 0.28 to go along with 62 home runs, 228 doubles, 20 triples, 402 RBI, and a 0.755 OPS over seven seasons from 2008-2015.
He was named an All-Star in 2014, but it’s his 2015 season — specifically the postseason — that Mets fans will remember most. In 14 games, Murphy hit seven home runs, including an MLB-postseason record six home runs in six straight games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, to help New York reach the World Series. He was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player after the Mets swept the Cubs in four games.
After that magical run, it turned out to be Murphy’s last season in New York as the team elected not to re-sign him to free agency during the offseason. Instead, he ended up signing with Washington and his postseason success proved to be no fluke, as he was cut short. season.
During his two full seasons in Washington, Murphy was named a two-time All-Star and led the National League in doubles each season while also hitting harder than he ever did in New York before setting records.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Murphy was selected by the Mets in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB draft from Jacksonville University and made his MLB debut on August 2, 2008 against the Houston Astros.