Monday, March 9, 2009
Bret Barberie, 2B
Played for Marlins: 1993-1994
Other teams: Montreal (1991-1992), Baltimore (1995), Chicago Cubs (1996)
Marlins fans know him because: He was the starting second-basemen during the inaugural season, recording the first hit in team history off of Orel Hershiser on Opening Day, 1993. Also, he once missed a week of action because he got juice from a habanero chile in his eye.
Everyone else knows him because: He was formerly married to Jillian Barberie
Best Marlins moment: Has to be the first hit in team history. Barberie was an okay ballplayer (career OPS+: 93), but once the Fish got a hold of Quilvio Veras (who won't be enshrined in Cooperstown anytime soon), they were more than happy to kick Bret to the curb.
Image via checkoutmycards.com