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Mets' Daniel Murphy Pulls off Beautiful Magic Trick, Hits Ball Through Wall

ST. LOUIS, MO - May 16: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets hits a single off of Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on May 16, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Mets beat the Cardinals 5-2.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 16, 2013

Hit 'em where they ain't. 

That's sound advice in any era, and it worked wonders Thursday when the Mets' Daniel Murphy managed to hit a ball into the one area of the park that was off limits to outfielders. 

Thanks to, we have wonderful video that allows you to savor the best moment from the Mets' recent win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium over and over again. 

Here is a look at a ground-rule double vanishing into thin air. 

Upon closer view, you can plainly see the ball finds the one crack in the fence that would mandate Carlos Beltran to throw up his hands in disgust. 

OK, the right fielder is signaling the ball is gone, a gift to the baseball gods, but it's nice to think Beltran offered something to the effect of, "You've got to be kidding me."

Alas, it was just that kind of day for the Mets. Jonathon Niese shook off some rather lackluster starts to put together a fine game, throwing seven-plus innings and allowing just two runs on six hits. 

The relatively hapless Mets managed a win on a day of fate and did everything possible to get themselves over the hump in St. Louis. 

Murphy, the magician of the day, went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Oh, there's also that large fence he managed to get past in remarkable fashion. 

Sure, it won't help any of you fantasy owners out there, but it's still impressive. 


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