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. There are many feats in baseball that have a wow factor, grand slam walk offs, no hitters, 500 ft home runs, and so much more. The Marlins have done a few of those, but one of the wow moments that Marlins have they have only pulled off once. For moment 61 we bring you the Marlins’ triple play on July 28, 2002.
On July 28, 2002 it was just another game between the Marlins and the Expos. No one expected anything big from this game; but that’s why you watch every game, you never know what’s going to happen. Let’s jump to the 3rd inning. There are no outs (obviously), Jose Vidro is on first, Brad Wilkerson is on second, and Vladimir Guerrero up to bat (I mean, that’s how you set up for a triple play, right?). Vladmir gets a full count pitch from Julian Travarez that he line drives to Mike Lowell (1 out), but Brad doesn’t stop running and Lowell chases him down to apply the tag (2 outs), and finally Lowell throws the ball to Derrek Lee who putouts out Jose at 1st base for the Marlins first and only triple play!
In our short history the Marlins have accomplished a lot of great baseball moments, and there are still a few to come, such as our getting our first perfect game and having one of our batters hit the cycle to name a few. So let’s keep watching our Marlins, you never know when history will be made. Until then continue enjoying the history we have made with the Greatest Moments in Marlins History.