He was the luckiest man on the face of the earth a year ago, even if his face was firmly planted in the dirty cement of AT&T Park, latching onto a controversial–but lucrative–piece of baseball history.
Matt Murphy took a chance.
Sometimes that’s all it takes to put your dreams in overdrive.
Bound for a vacation in Australia, the Elmhurst, New York college kid decided to detour to the Giants game just in case Barry Bonds hit #756. Despite the controversy, he knew the ball would fetch a big price at auction. Sitting in the bleachers, he survived a mad crush as the ball sailed into the crowd.
But Murphy survived, and a year later, the he’s using his half of the proceeds to open his own business.