Monday, March 30, 2009
Brad Penny, P
Played for Marlins: 2000-2004
Other teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (2004-2008), Boston Red Sox (2009-)
Marlins fans know him because: He was a mainstay and key figure on the "teams on the cusp of something" at the beginning part of this decade and of course the 2003 World Series Champions. He was also fun to watch at the plate because you knew whenever he connected with a ball (rare, but it did happen ) it would go a long way.
Everyone else knows him because: He was one of a several baseball players to date Alyssa Milano. He's a fat pitcher, and those guys are always remembered. He started the 2006 All-Star Game for the NL and hit 100 mph on the radar gun. Dodgers fans may remember him for getting injured in his first start since they acquired him in 2004.
Best Marlins moment: He collected the win in Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS, pitching a scoreless inning of relief, but it has to be the two victories he earned as a starter in Games 1 and 5 of the World Series, giving up just three runs in twelve and a third innings total.