Murphy’s error, in terms of single-game win expectancy, was the most costly fielding mistake by any player in World Series history, save for Boston’s Bill Buckner... In the blink of an eye, Murphy’s error reduced the Mets’ odds of winning the World Series by 13%.
Here's what Murphy told N.J. Advance Media after gay former MLB player(and current MLB "inclusion ambassador") Billy Bean visited Mets Spring Training earlier this year:
"I disagree with his lifestyle," Murphy said. "I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual. That doesn't mean I can't still invest in him and get to know him. I don't think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him. That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent."