Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Former Florida Marlins manger Jack McKeon with 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. For moment 114 we bring you back to the Lou Brock Award, and to the first and only Marlin to win the Award twice as a member of the Fish. Luis Castillo’s 2002 Lou Brock Award.
2001 wasn’t Luis year for stolen bases, only recording 33 which was 13 less than the winners Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins. In 2002 Luis bounced back with a League leading 48! Luis had 9 multiple stolen bases in nine games. His first stolen base came in the 3rd game of the season against the Montreal Expos; and twice this season he would steal a base in three games in a row.
His most stolen bases in a single game that season came on the last game of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies with 3 bases swiped. There is no question that during his tenure with the Marlins Luis always had the green light to steal every time he was on base. With his time on the Marlins, Luis stole a total of 281 bases. Even though he holds the record of most stolen bases in a Marlins uniform, he doesn’t own the single season record.
Join me next time as we continue our countdown to Opening Day with the Greatest Moments in Marlins History.