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Did You Know…

In 2003, Marlins manager Jack McKeon became the oldest manager to take his team to the World Series.  The previous mark was set by Casey Stengel in 1960 who took the Yankees to the World Series at 70 years of age.

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TTM Success: Former Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon!!!

TTM Success:  Former Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon!!!

You may recall that a few weeks ago I sent two baseballs out in hopes of obtaining some Florida Marlins inspired autographs.

Well, ball number one has been returned home.  And she is a beauty!!!

Have a look:

Signed perfectly by the former manager of the team, Jack McKeon gave me a sweet signature and a perfect complimentary inscription too!!!

McKeon took over the reigns of the team in 2003 when the Marlins were 16-22.  He led them to a 75-49 record once taking over the Marlins, and a Wild Card birth into the playoffs.

And as they say, the rest was history – a few lucky breaks, and some clutch performers.

And the Florida Marlins were the 2003 World Series champions!!!

This is a great autograph for my collection.  Now I just need to find Jim Leyland!!!

Thank you Mr. McKeon.

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Did You See What New Marlins’ Manager Jack McKeon Said About ’30-Year Old Cardboard’???

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

MIAMI — Change turned out for the better when the Marlins made an in-season managerial move in 2003. The end result was the second World Series title in franchise history after Jack McKeon took over as manager.

On Monday, the Marlins are expected to reintroduce McKeon as manager, eight years after winning a championship and six years removed from his last season in the dugout.

According to a source, McKeon will be named Florida’s interim manager a day after Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigned on Father’s Day. He will close out the 2011 season, and the team is expected to make a full-scale managerial search before it moves into its new ballpark in ’12.

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Florida Marlins Caravan – February 17, 2011

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Florida Marlins Caravan – February 17, 2011

Marlins’ caravan stop
Chop House
Miami, Fla.
Thursday, February 17
7:15-8:30 p.m.

Normally wouldn’t have gotten too excited considering the Marlins are so easy during spring training. But I’m a sucker for Hanley Ramirez so when I heard he was going to be there I got in the car and made the 55-minute trip. Big mistake. Not only did I have to battle American Airlines Arena traffic (some kind of Latin awards show) but Ramirez never even showed up. I sort of knew that could happen. But the radio station sponsoring the event had been advertising his presence all week. Oh well.

Mike Stanton: 1/1 …Was about to get Stanton a second time when he bailed (would’ve been interesting because I heard from another SG member that Stanton is now weird about doing sweetspots)
Gaby Sanchez: did not need him
Emilio Bonifacio: did not need him
Jack McKeon: did not need him
David Samson: did not need him

$20 to get in (the “all-you-can-eat food” that was advertised was crappy finger food and the “free drinks” was rum, which I don’t even like) and $9 to park…..Complete failure