Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #48 Another Florida First


Oct 15, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants former player Benito Santiago waves before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before game two of the 2012 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. In the history of the Marlins there have been a lot of memorable home runs. We have covered a few on this list already and we will cover a few more before we get to moment number 1. For moment 48 we are taking you back to April 12, 1993 to see where it all began. We are going to see the first home run ever hit in Florida Marlins history.

The Marlins are at the home of the San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park. We are in the 6th inning with our Marlins down 3-1, with two outs and Orestes Destrade on 2nd base. Up comes Benito Santiago. He is facing left handed pitcher Trevor Wilson. Trevor winds up for the pitch and throws a ball. Benito step out of the box, takes a breath, and comes back. The second pitch never makes it to the catcher’s glove. The ball never makes it into any player’s glove. Benito hits that change up and sends that ball over the left field fence into some lucky Giants fan’s hand, thus becoming the first home run in Florida Marlin history.

That was a great moment, but what about the Miami Marlins? Join me tomorrow as I have a feeling that we will be head back to 2012 for a dinger of a moment.