Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #130 Jack of All-Stars
By Andy Salgado
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Let’s continue with the All-Star Theme. Today we are taking you to July 13, 2004 at the 2004 All-Star game played at Minute Maid Park. For moment 130 it is Jack McKeon becoming the coach of the National League team. To receive this honor, the manger of the League Championship the year before would coach the All-Star team that year. Well guess what the Marlins won the World Series in 2003 (but I’m sure you already knew that).
Aug 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins special assistant to the owner Jack McKeon is seen prior to a game against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
By coaching the National League All-Stars Jack became the oldest All-Star manager ever. That is a neat little piece of history. Also it would stand to reason that he was also the oldest manager to win a World Series. Unfortunately, the National League All-Stars lost to the American League All-Stars 9-4, but what do you expect when Roger Clemens gives up 6 runs and the cycle in the first inning. We still got to see a Marlin skipper at the helm coaching some great All-Stars, and that is always a good thing.
I know what you’re saying, but Andy the Marlins won in 1997 as well doesn’t this make Jack the second Marlins Manager to coach an All-Star Game? That is true that is why…