Sunday, March 22, 2009
Moises Alou, OF
Played for Marlins: 1997
Other Teams: Moises has been around, with stints in Montreal, Houston, San Francisco, and the Mets, among others.
Marlins fans know him because: Moises was the first Marlin traded away in the 1997 fire sale, breaking the hearts of many. Some would argue that he deserved the World Series MVP over actual winner Livan Hernandez. Moises hit .321 with 3 home runs and an 1.101 OPS in seven games. He also scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth off of a Craig Counsell sac fly, sending the game into extra innings.
Everyone else knows him because: He won the 1992 NL Rookie of the Year in Montreal, and put together a solid career, amassing over 300 home runs and an OPS+ of 128. He also caused a stir in 2004, when he copped to urinating on his hands to toughen them up (he had to do this because he doesn't wear batting gloves - he did not mention why doing so would be more gross than soaking your hands in urine). He was also involved in some controversial incident during the 2003 NLCS as a member of the Cubs, but I forget the details.
Best Marlins Moment: Hard to say... it could be this:
But then again, this has to be his most memorable Marlins moment, even if he wasn't playing for the team at the time...
Image 1 via Best Sports Photos; image 2 via RealClearSports, image 3 via Deadspin