Happy Birthday Jeff Conine!!!

Jeff Conine turns 43 years old today.

Jeff Conine has been affectionately given the tag of ‘Mr. Marlin’ by the team’s fans.  A testament to his playing days in South Florida, Conine’s performance and winning ways as a member of the Florida Marlins has solidified him as their most decorated player and one of it’s favorites.

A member of both World Series championship teams in 1997 and 2003, Conine was a key cog in the Marlins franchise for 8 seasons.  Today, Conine holds a position in the front office with the team and also does some television work for the local channel that covers ‘The Fish’.

For his birthday, I think it would be fitting to give Mr. Marlin the honor of the first retired jersey in franchise history.  I know that these types of honors are normally held for players of a Hall of Fame type caliber, but Conine is certainly the greatest Florida Marlins player(so far)!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Marlin!!!

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One response to “Happy Birthday Jeff Conine!!!

  1. played one of the greatest games I ever saw by a single player vs the Phils. September 17 2003

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI200309170.shtml

    box score may look like a blowout but it was tight before the Marlins blew out the Phils in the 9th.

    Phils and Marlins were vying for the wild card spot and Conine had a great game 2-3 Homer 3 RBI and 2 huge outfield assists.

    just a great all around game. Hated him at that moment but I have to respect his game.

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