Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals former player Lou Brock waves to the fans after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For moment 117 I brought up the name Mitch Lyden.
Today for moment 116 I’m going to bring up another name most people probably wouldn’t recognize- Quilvio Veras. What makes him so special that he is on our list? For moment 116 Quilvio Veras wins the 1995 Lou Brock Award! The Lou Brock Award goes to the player with the most stolen bases of the National League; and with 56 stolen bases in 1995 Quilvio was the National Leagues Lou Brock Award winner.
What makes this feat more impressive is that 1995 was Quilvio’s rookie year. On a side note, Quilvio finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year voting that year too. His first stolen base came in his first Major League debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 25, 1995. He also had 11 multiple base stolen games, not bad for a rookie.
Fun fact in a game against the Cardinals that season he came in to pinch run in the 9th and stole 2nd and 3rd base! Quilvio was not the first Marlin to win this award nor was he the last.
Maybe moment 115 is another Lou Brock award winner, join me tomorrow to find out. Till then… Let’s Go Marlins