/Despite Feats, Daniel Murphy Is Only the Second-Busiest Member of His Family

Despite Feats, Daniel Murphy Is Only the Second-Busiest Member of His Family

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Daniel Murphy and his son, Noah, after the Mets swept the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Tori Murphy took a seat in the family section of Kauffman Stadium for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, she pulled up a photo on her cellphone that her mother had sent her. There was her 19-month-old son, Noah, surrounded by a group of children admiring his bright shoes.

The day before, back in New York, Noah’s grandmother had taken him to his favorite neighborhood park, not far from the family’s Upper East Side apartment. A group of children there thought they recognized him — those shoes helped — and asked his grandmother, “Is Daniel Murphy his father?”

The answer was yes. Daniel Murphy had become so well known for his heroics during the Mets’ October run, and had done enough interviews during Champagne celebrations while cradling Noah, that Murphy had, in turn, made…

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