“[Daniel] Murphy has made it, finally, to games like the ones he is playing now, after all the empty Octobers in his career. If you are Murphy, and all you’ve ever done is watch somebody else play these games, you had to wonder what it would be like on baseball’s bright, loud, great stage. All athletes, no matter how confident, no matter how strong their faith in themselves and God, wonder what kind of game they will have when the lights get turned up.
“Now he finds out. So do we.”—Mike Lupica, on the extraordinary postseason hitting—homers in six straight games!—of the New York Mets’ second baseman, in “Mets' Daniel Murphy is Latest October Surprise,” New York Daily News, Oct. 19, 2015