Greatest Moments In Marlins History: #129 Jim the All-Star Skipper


Sep 27, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (right) talks with Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland (left) before their game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

On July 7, 1998 there was an All-Star Game played at Coors Field in the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado. Since the Marlins won the World Series in 1997 that means… Welcome to moment 129 of the Greatest Moments Marlins in History: Jim Leyland coaching the National League All-Stars! This was Jim’s first time becoming the head coach of an All-Star team, and the first ever Marlin skipper to be named as head coach!

What can be said about this game? Well the first thing that comes to mind is was it a safety or a two point conversion that gave the National League team 8 runs? The game went in the favor of the American League 13-8 making it seem more like a football score than a baseball score. Although, you can’t blame Jim for the lost; two times during the game the National League team had the lead, but the strong batters on the American League team were just having a field day at hitters’ park. Though Jim didn’t get the win he still represented the Marlins very well. Who knows, maybe the next Marlins skipper to coach an All-Star game will take the National League to the win (looking at Mike Redmond). Join me next time as we continue the countdown. Till then… Let’s Go Marlins!