Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #102 Luis Goes Back to Back


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. In moment 103 we left you with Luis Castillo’s 2003 Gold Glove Award, and I know some of you were wondering why I didn’t talk about Luis 2004 Gold Glove Award. That is because…

Welcome to moment 102- Luis Castillo 2004 Gold Glove Award at Second Base.

That’s right, Luis Castillo won back to back Gold Glove Awards. For those of you who thought that Luis’ 2003 defensive talent was amazing, his 2004 year was just as good (and maybe even a little better). Luis recorded 275 putouts, 406 assist, only 6 errors (4 less than 2003), was part of 97 double plays, and had an amazing fielding percentage of .991 (.005 better than his 2003 number, and .009 better then the league average)!

Very few balls that found their way to Luis that year got past him. If you hit the ball in Luis’ general direction chances were you were out.

Speed, accuracy, and a great glove made Luis a feared 2nd baseman on the defensive side. Alright I know what you are saying now, “but Andy I could swear I remember Luis winning one more Gold Glove Award?”

To that I say join me tomorrow and see if Luis was a 3-peat winner of the Gold Glove Award.