A 22 year from Queens, was the Barry Bonds lottery winner last night. The ball that made Barry Bonds the home-run king was caught by Matt Murphy who was en-route to Australia with a friend when they stopped in San Francisco and scalped tickets to the Giants game.
Barry broke Hank Aaron's record in the fifth inning and the historic ball landed near Murphy and a scrum took place as fans fought their way to the ball. When the pile cleared, a bloodied Murphy - who was wearing a blue Mets T-shirt - had #756, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, in his hand.
"It was a mess. Bodies on top of bodies, four layers deep for five minutes," said Mark Peel, 52, who witnessed the scramble for the ball. "I didn't think anyone was going to come up."
Murphy held the ball up as security guards whisked him to a secure room. Can you believe this guys good fortune? I think Matt should board a jet for Vegas not Australia. As far as the ball, let the bidding begin.
Interested in finding out how much the ball is worth? Check out my previous blog where I talk about How Much Barry Bonds Record Setting Ball could be worth.
For all you collectible junkies check out my blog where I discuss Arod's rookie card vs Barry's, Arod to Save Baseball and Collectibles. I also have a bunch on Barry Bonds Rookie Cards and whether its worth buying, do a quick search on Tag Barry Bonds to find them.
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