Greatest Moment in Marlins History: #115 Luis Has a Green Light


Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Former Florida Marlins manger Jack McKeon gets a hug from former second baseman Luis Castillo during the tenth anniversary celebration of the 2003 World Championship before a game against the Cleveland Indian at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Yesterday we talked about Quilvio Veras and his winning the Lou Brock Award, but he isn’t the only Marlin to ever win that award.

Today we bring you moment 115 of the countdown… Luis Castillo winning the Lou Brock Award in 2000. In 2000 Luis had 62 stolen bases. Pretty much if Luis got on base there was a pretty good chance he was going to try and steal the base.

His first stolen base of that year happened during the first game of the season against the San Francisco Giants.  Luis also had 11 multiple base stolen games and he even stole 4 bases in one game on May 17, 2000 against the San Diego Padres. When it came to stolen bases this was Luis best season; his second best season was the previous year with 50 stolen bases but he fell short of the Lou Brock Award that year. Would he fall short in other years?

There is only one way to find out (it doesn’t count if you look it up online). Join me tomorrow to see if Luis is moment 114 or if there is another Lou Brock Award winner.

Maybe we will just move on to moment that has nothing to do with stolen bases, come back and see! Until then… Let’s Go Marlins!