Spurs fan Daniel hits Mets into World Series
22 October 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs fan Daniel Murphy has made Major League Baseball (MLB) history in helping New York Mets into the World Series.
Daniel, who has visited us twice in the last three years, including bringing team-mates Matt Harvey and Curtis Granderson to the Lane last October, became the first player to hit home runs in six-successive play-off matches as the Mets beat Chicago Cubs 8-3 to win the National League Championship Series (NLCS) 4-0 in New York on Wednesday night.
Second baseman Daniel therefore beat the previous record of five-successive matches set by Carlos Beltan of Houston Astros back in 2004.
Daniel was named MVP in the NLCS as Mets clinched their fifth National League title since their formation in 1962.
Below: Daniel with Matt Harvey and Curtis Granderson at the Lane last October
They will now aim for their third World Series title (1969, 1986) against either Kansas City Royals or Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals currently lead their best-of-seven ALCS 3-2.
The World Series is also held over a best-of-seven format.
"That was a lot of fun," Daniel told m.mets.mlb.com. "I think the group of guys in (the clubhouse) makes it that much more fun when each guy cares for the guy next to him. You get so excited when you're able to come together and accomplish something like this.
"We know there are still some more wins we want to get our hands on, so we're going to enjoy this right now, and when you see everybody get a piece of it, it makes it very special."
As for his own form, Daniel added: "It's just such a blessing to be able to contribute to what we've been able to do. I really can't explain it. It's just a complete blessing, and that's the only way I can describe it. Almost every one of the homers has helped win a ballgame. I'm excited to be able to do something to help us, but I can't explain it."
Good luck in the World Series from everyone at Spurs, Daniel!