Welcome back to The Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we are going back to the inaugural season.
The year is 1993 and we are back at Camden Yards for the 1993 All-Star game. For moment 121 we take a look at Marlin great Gary Sheffield. We enter the game in the 1st inning with Barry Bonds on second base and 1 out. Up to bat comes Gary Sheffield wearing his grey Florida Marlins uniform. This would be the first ever at bat for a Marlin in an All-Star game, and Gary was going to make it memorable.
So while facing Mark Langston Gary saw a pitch he liked and drove that ball over the left field fence! The first at bat for a Florida Marlin at an All-Star game and it’s a Home Run! You have to love Tim McCarver comment of “They’re dancing in the streets of South Florida tonight.” Gary was responsible for 2 of the National League’s 3 runs that game. Welcome to the ALL-Star game, Marlins!
Two times already Gary Sheffield is on this list. Does he have more to come? Join me next time and find out. Until then as always… Let’s Go Marlins!