Former Major League Baseball infielder Daniel Murphy is a nationally recognized sports star and celebrity who retired from the game in 2020 at age 35, after 12 incredible seasons.
Murphy is a born-and-bred Jacksonville native who began playing baseball at 5 years old. He played high school ball at Englewood High School and continued his career playing college baseball for the Jacksonville University Dolphins. During his time in MLB, Murphy played for the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rookies. He was a three-time All-Star in 2014, 2016 and 2017, a two-time Silver Slugger at second base and the National League MVP runner-up in 2016 while with Washington. But he’s most famous for his historic postseason run in 2015 with the Mets, when he crushed seven home runs, including homering in a record six straight games, to lead New York to the NL pennant. Murphy is widely known for his charitable and community efforts. He has also long been a loyal friend to Jacksonville and 1010 XL/92.5 FM, regularly checking in on various shows, most notably The Drill with Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser. His stories and insights as one of history’s highest-level players always makes for compelling sports talk radio.