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. As we continue our look at the Gold Glove Award winners for the Marlins, let’s take a trip back to 2005 for moment 101. Today we are looking at Luis Castillo’s 2005 Gold Glove Award at Second Base.
You heard that right, Luis Castillo is a back to back to back Gold Glove Award winner as a Marlin! Those three Gold Gloves would be the only Gold Glove Awards Luis would receive in his career, and he did it all as a Marlin. The 2005 season may not have been Luis best year on the defensive side of second base, but his numbers were still better than all the other second basemen of that year. In 120 games at second base, Luis recorded 604 put outs, 352 assists, only committed 7 errors, was part of 87 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .998 (which was still .007 higher than the league average).
Unfortunately, this would be Luis’ last year with the Marlins as he was traded in the off-season to the Minnesota Twins. What a way to end your career with the Marlins by winning back to back to back Gold Glove Awards. Is Luis the only 3-peat winner of this award? Join me next time and find out.