Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine is back
Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine is back with the Miami Marlins! The former star player joins a list of new executives on The Fish. He’s also not the only former Major League player in an executive role on the team. Maybe he’ll even help with drafting top prospects who we won’t have to get rid of. I’m excited to see Jeff Conine back are you? Let’s see what he brings to the table here…
Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine is back with the Miami Marlins!
Jeff Conine played in the MLB for 17 years and was selected to be a part of the then Florida Marlins during the expansion draft. He batted .292/.351/.403 in 162 games and 595 AB in1993. In the shortened 1994 season, he batted .319/.373/.595 in 115 games and 451 AB. 1995 was Connie’s big power breakout season as he batted .302/.379/.520 with 25 home runs and 105 RBI in 133 games and 483 AB.
In 1996, Jeff Conine batted .293/.360/.484 with 26 home runs and 95 RBI in 133 games and 483 AB. 1997 was a down year for Conine performance-wise, as he batted .242/.337/.405 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI in 151 games and 405 AB. It was a big season for him in other ways though, as The Fish won the World Series.
Unfortunately, Conine found himself traded as part of the team’s sell-off after the 1997 season. After stints with the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles, Jeff Conine was back with the Miami Marlins for the stretch run of the 2003 season. He was no longer a first baseman, moving to leftfield. He wasn’t particularly impressive, batting .238/.337/.452 in 25 games and 84 AB.
Conine however exploded during the 2003 playoffs, hitting .367/.437/.483 with a home run and 5 RBI in 17 games and 60 AB. He was rewarded with another World Series victory. Conine played two more seasons with The Fish. He batted .280/.340/.432 with 14 home runs and 83 RBI in 140 games and 521 AB. In 2005 he batted .304/.374/.503 with 3 home runs and 33 RBI in 131 games and 335 AB.
Conine was gone again, but signed a one-day contract with us in March 2008 and then retired. Conine later worked as a special assistant to the club, but left in 2017. After Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter bought the team, he was fired and then strangely asked back. Conine rejected it as he was offered a lesser position. Jeff’s son Griffin Conine plays in our Minor League system.