Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #104 Here’s Mike Lowell
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. Yesterday we took a look at Derrek Lee’s Gold Glove Award, so for moment 104 we are heading back to 2005 and talking about Mike Lowell’s Gold Glove Award.
Mike has already been on this list once for an award he has won, the 2003 Silver Slugger Award for National League for 3rd baseman. 2003 was Mike Lowells’ offensive year, but 2005 was his defensive year. While playing 132 games at 3rd base (FYI he also played 8 games at 2nd base that year too), Mike recorded 107 Putouts, 243 Assist, only 6 Errors, was part of 34 Double Plays, and had a Fielding Percentage of .983. That is really amazing for the hot corner in baseball.
Mike would be the only 3rd baseman in Marlins history to win a Gold Glove. This would be Mike’s only Gold Glove of his career, but he would go on to receive World Series MVP Honors as a member of the 2007 Boston Red Sox. That is a cool honor, but us Marlin fans will always remember that he got his first World Series with us and has a Gold Glove as a Marlins. Join me next time to see who is next for the Greatest Moment in Marlins History.