The first ever player under a Marlins contract to appear in a professional game. His name was Mark Stephens. Mark was born on October 12, 1968 in Greenville, Michigan. He went to Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. He is a right handed pitcher that was drafted in 1990 in the 17th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Mark will always hold the distinct honor of being the 1st ever Marlin to appear in a professional game. Mark was released by the Brewers and the Expos before he was signed by the Marlins at an open try out in Delray Beach on April 10, 1992. On May 2, 1992 his contract would be sent to the Salinas Spurs. It was a tough season for Mark, going 3-12, posting an ERA of 4.88 and never making it to the majors, but Mark will always be known as the first professional player as a Florida Marlins.
Did you remember Mark? Are you surprise that he made it to moment #142? Who else on this list will pop up from the Marlins past? There is only one way to find out.
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