Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #111 Lowell At The Bat
By Andy Salgado
Apr 8, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida Marlins former third baseman Mike Lowell on opening night at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. The last few moments we looked at the National League Award for most stolen bases, the Lou Brock Award.
For the next few moments we will be looking at the Silver Slugger Award. The Silver Slugger is given to the best offensive player in each position for both the National League and American League. Marlin players have won their fair share of Silver Sluggers over the years.
With moment 111 we take you back to the magical year of 2003 for Mike Lowell’s Silver Slugger Award.
In 2003 Mike was playing 3rd base for the Marlins and boy did he have a monster offensive season. Mike only appeared in 130 games that season but he got 136 hits, 27 doubles, 32 home runs (the most in his career), 105 RBI (the second most in his career), had a batting average of .276, OBP of .350, SLG of .530, and an OPS of .881.
Those are some pretty impressive numbers. At least that’s what the coaches and managers thought when they voted for Mike Lowell as the best offensive 3rd baseman of the National League.
Mike wasn’t the first Marlin to win a Silver Slugger and he wasn’t the last, so join me next time as we continue to look at Marlin Silver Slugger Winners in the Greatest Moments in Marlins History.