Matt Murphy caught Barry Bonds’ 756th home run. Expectations were he’d be selling it but he says it’s tempting just to keep it.
He and his friends offered a cab driver a portion of their good fortune if one of them latched onto the record-breaking home run ball. The cabbie turned them down and collected the $55 fare to drop them at AT & T Park.
Matt Murphy did wind up with the ball and while most believed he’d quickly consign it to an auction house or sell it outright, the college student now says the ball has some sentimental value to him because of the memories attached.
If he does sell and the ball is worth the half million dollars many believe it will fetch on the open market, Murphy will lose over 1/3 of the money to the tax man. He’s also promised to give nearly half to his friend who helped him out of the pile.