The purpose of this post, nominally, is to provide some manner of brief but substantive comment on the exploits of second baseman Daniel Murphy, which player just recorded his sixth home run in as many postseason games for the (likely) National League champion Mets. The purpose of this post simultaneously is to capitalize on the enthusiasm of the public for Murphy’s accomplishments by providing an internet link on which they might idly click.
For those reading these words, the second objective has been accomplished. To satisfy the terms of the first objective, the author has produced the following — namely, a table of the 16 qualified batters from 2015 (out of 141 total) who recorded fewer home runs this year over 162 games than Murphy himself has over a half-dozen of them.
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.