The man who caught Barry Bonds historic home run number 756 says he will auction it off.
Matt Murphy decided to take in a ball game on August 7 before heading to Australia for vacation. That night Murphy caught the ball that put Bonds atop the all-time home run list ahead of Hank Aaron.
"Two weeks ago, history was made. I was privileged enough to be in
house, I was lucky enough to be that guy who caught the ball. And today I'm excited to announce that myself along with SCP Auctions will be putting the ball up for sale," Murphy said.
The auction will begin online August 28 and continue through September 15. Number 756 is expected to bring at least a half million dollar bid.
"It was a 3-2 pitch, it was belted to right center, it hit off of several people's hands, it bounced, and I was the lucky guy who scooped it up
first," Murphy said.
"I wanted to keep it, it's such an important part of baseball history that I wanted to kept it. But I'm young, and I don't have the bank account to afford the financial incurrence that comes with keeping this major part of history."