Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #39 His Name is Mr. 100


Jul 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Baseball is a lot about numbers and records. There are some weird records and numbers out there. For example, pitcher A has never won a game under a full moon; or player B is the first player since 1901 to hit a single on a sunny day while wearing red socks and playing 1st and outfield in the same game which takes place on a Monday (ok I may have made that one up). Records define a great deal of baseball. That’s why we bring you moment 39: Dan Uggla, the quickest 2nd baseman to hit 100 home runs.

In only 3 seasons Dan Uggla already had hit 90 home runs. To start the 2009 season he belted 9 home runs in 49 games to bring his career total to 99. On June 2,, 2009 in the bottom of the second Uggla came up to the place to face Manny Parra of the Milwaukee Brewers. The first pitch Uggla saw was a strike. The next pitch Uggla got he turned into a deep fly ball to left field that didn’t stand a chance and was Uggla’s 100th home run of his career, making him the fastest 2nd baseman to reach 100!

That is a very impressive feat when you think of all the Hall of Fame 2nd basemen that came before Uggla. Speaking of Hall of Fame, I wonder what tomorrow will have in store for the Marlins countdown.