Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Once again we take a trip back to 1997. For moment 124 we head to game 3 of the World Series. On October 21, 1997 the series was tied at one game apiece and we were heading to Cleveland. We entered the 7th inning with the score tied at seven. First up to bat was Sandy Alomar, who popped out to Gary Sheffield, which led to moment 124. Up to bat next was Jim Thome. Felix Heredia gave Jim another high fastball, and Jim sent this one sailing to deep right center field. Gary got on his horse and chased that ball down making a leaping catch at the wall! Bob Costa said it best during the broadcast, it was “the play of the series!”
Spoiler alert this game is on the list of Greatest Moments in Marlins History, so I won’t go too much more into the game, but imagine if Gary didn’t make that catch how different that game, or even the series, might have been. Who knows, maybe it would have resulted in the end of the Indians World Series drought; but partially thanks to Gary it didn’t. What number will Game 3 be on our countdown? Keep coming back to find out. Till then… Let’s Go Marlins!