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as each telecast has done, they flashback 10 years to the day and summarize the game played that day and relive Marlin history.

Well 10 years ago today Alex Fernendez pitched (if not) the best game of his career and time with the fish as he threw a 1 hitter, along with no WALKS, against the Cubs at Wrigley.

Heres the box from that game


Florida Marlins 1, Chicago Cubs 0
Day
Game Played on Thursday, April 10, 1997 (D) at Wrigley Field
FLA N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 4
CHI N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0
BATTINGFlorida Marlins AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Castillo 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
Renteria ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheffield rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 0
Bonilla 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Alou lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
White cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Conine 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 10 1
Zaun c 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Fernandez p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 30 1 7 1 2 3 27 11
FIELDING -
E: Renteria 2 (4), Bonilla (3), Zaun (1).
BATTING -
SH: Renteria (1,off Castillo); Fernandez (1,off Castillo).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING -
SB: Castillo (4,2nd base off Castillo/Servais); White 2 (3,2nd base off Castillo/Servais
2).
CS: White (2,3rd base by Castillo/Servais).
Chicago Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
McRae cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Brown lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Sandberg 2b 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 4
Sosa rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Dunston ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Orie 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Rojas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Servais c 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
D. Clark ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Castillo p 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Hansen 3b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hernandez pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 0 1 0 0 8 27 13
FIELDING -
DP: 1. Orie-Sandberg-Houston.
BASERUNNING -
SB: Dunston (1,2nd base off Fernandez/Zaun).
PITCHINGFlorida Marlins IP H R ER BB SO HR
Fernandez W(2-0) 9 1 0 0 0 8 0
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR
Castillo L(0-2) 8 7 1 1 2 2 0
Rojas 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9 7 1 1 2 3 0
 

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I still never get over how stacked that lineup was.
 
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just a note.

that lineup isnt bad what-so-ever but when you also consider Zaun was backup to a prime Charles Johnson, that lineup was deadly
 

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I still never get over how stacked that lineup was.

You'll be saying the same thing about our current lineup 10 years from
now. :cool
 

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just a note.

that lineup isnt bad what-so-ever but when you also consider Zaun was backup to a prime Charles Johnson, that lineup was deadly

The funny thing is though, nearly every starter in that lineup produced well below their career averages. It's amazing that they weren't a lot better.
 

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I still never get over how stacked that lineup was.

You'll be saying the same thing about our current lineup 10 years from
now. :cool
that would kick ass :thumbup
 

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just a note.

that lineup isnt bad what-so-ever but when you also consider Zaun was backup to a prime Charles Johnson, that lineup was deadly

The funny thing is though, nearly every starter in that lineup produced well below their career averages. It's amazing that they weren't a lot better.

Not everyone, Alou and Bobby both hit about .300 and Alou drove in 115 or so.

The only real underachiever was Sheffy.
 

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just a note.

that lineup isnt bad what-so-ever but when you also consider Zaun was backup to a prime Charles Johnson, that lineup was deadly

The funny thing is though, nearly every starter in that lineup produced well below their career averages. It's amazing that they weren't a lot better.

Not everyone, Alou and Bobby both hit about .300 and Alou drove in 115 or so.

The only real underachiever was Sheffy.

Actually, that lineup was unspectacular.

Sheff had a down year, though he was still dangerous and lead the team in OPS. Only 4 players had a better than .800 OPS, none better than .870. Devon White was anything but dangerous (ever), Conine struggled the whole year, Renteria was not the player he became later. The team won on bench and bullpen. If the Marlins could manage 3 runs, they won the game, and that was how they got it done.

BTW, Alex Fernandez had a perfect game into the 9th until a lame-ass slow roller that just wasn't handled. Good times!
 

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That game was played in snow flurries. And if I remember correctly that lone hit came VERY late in the game. Alex was working on the franchise's 2nd no-no. Any way to look that up and see if my memory is correct or if I am suffering fron another bout of CRS?
 

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That game was played in snow flurries. And if I remember correctly that lone hit came VERY late in the game. Alex was working on the franchise's 2nd no-no. Any way to look that up and see if my memory is correct or if I am suffering fron another bout of CRS?

You're correct on both counts.
 

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That game was played in snow flurries. And if I remember correctly that lone hit came VERY late in the game. Alex was working on the franchise's 2nd no-no. Any way to look that up and see if my memory is correct or if I am suffering fron another bout of CRS?
Florida Marlins 1, Chicago Cubs 0

Day

Game Played on Thursday, April 10, 1997 (D) at Wrigley Field

FLA N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 4
CHI N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0

BATTING

Florida Marlins AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Castillo 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
Renteria ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheffield rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 0
Bonilla 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Alou lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
White cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Conine 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 10 1
Zaun c 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Fernandez p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 30 1 7 1 2 3 27 11

FIELDING -
E: Renteria 2 (4), Bonilla (3), Zaun (1).

BATTING -
SH: Renteria (1,off Castillo); Fernandez (1,off Castillo).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING -
SB: Castillo (4,2nd base off Castillo/Servais); White 2 (3,2nd base off Castillo/Servais
2).
CS: White (2,3rd base by Castillo/Servais).

Chicago Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
McRae cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Brown lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Sandberg 2b 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 4
Sosa rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Dunston ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Orie 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Rojas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Servais c 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
D. Clark ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Castillo p 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Hansen 3b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hernandez pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 0 1 0 0 8 27 13

FIELDING -
DP: 1. Orie-Sandberg-Houston.

BASERUNNING -
SB: Dunston (1,2nd base off Fernandez/Zaun).

PITCHING

Florida Marlins IP H R ER BB SO HR
Fernandez W(2-0) 9 1 0 0 0 8 0

Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR
Castillo L(0-2) 8 7 1 1 2 2 0
Rojas 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9 7 1 1 2 3 0

Umpires: Brian Gorman, Dana DeMuth, Jerry Meals, Gary Darling

Time of Game: 2:33 Attendance: 28585

Starting Lineups:

Florida Marlins Chicago Cubs
1. Castillo 2b McRae cf
2. Renteria ss Brown lf
3. Sheffield rf Sandberg 2b
4. Bonilla 3b Sosa rf
5. Alou lf Houston 1b
6. White cf Dunston ss
7. Conine 1b Orie 3b
8. Zaun c Servais c
9. Fernandez p Castillo p

MARLINS 1ST: Castillo singled to shortstop; Castillo stole
second; Renteria out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Castillo to third]; Sheffield singled to center [Castillo
scored]; Bonilla lined to center; Alou flied to left; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: McRae grounded out (second to first); Brown flied to
center; Sandberg was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 2ND: White walked; Conine popped to second; White stole
second; Zaun popped to first; Fernandez grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Sosa grounded out (shortstop to first); Houston
grounded out (shortstop to first); Dunston flied to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 3RD: Castillo singled to center; Renteria singled to
right [Castillo to second]; Sheffield grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Castillo to third, Renteria out
at second]; Bonilla grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Orie popped to third; Servais popped to center;
Castillo grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 4TH: Alou popped to shortstop; White walked; Conine
flied to center; Zaun flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: McRae lined to right; Brown struck out; Sandberg
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 5TH: Fernandez singled to center; Castillo flied to
center; Renteria was called out on strikes; Sheffield grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Sosa lined to center; Houston grounded out (second to
first); Dunston reached on an error by Renteria [Dunston to
first]; Dunston stole second [Dunston to third (error by Zaun)];
Orie grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 6TH: Bonilla singled to right; Alou flied to center;
White forced Bonilla (first to shortstop); White stole second;
White was picked off and caught stealing third (pitcher to third
to second to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: Servais grounded out (shortstop to first); Castillo
struck out; McRae lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins
1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 7TH: Conine singled to center; Zaun lined to center;
Fernandez out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Conine to
second]; Castillo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 7TH: Brown grounded out (second to first); Sandberg struck
out; Sosa grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 8TH: Renteria grounded out (second to first); Sheffield
was called out on strikes; Bonilla grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 8TH: Houston grounded out (first unassisted); Dunston
struck out; Orie grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

MARLINS 9TH: ROJAS REPLACED ORIE (PITCHING); HANSEN REPLACED
CASTILLO (PLAYING 3B); Alou popped to catcher; White flied to
left; Conine struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs
0.

CUBS 9TH: D. CLARK BATTED FOR SERVAIS; D. Clark was called out
on strikes; Hansen singled to pitcher; HERNANDEZ RAN FOR HANSEN;
McRae reached on an error by Bonilla [Hernandez to second, McRae
to first]; Brown reached on an error by Renteria [Hernandez out
at third (shortstop to third), McRae to second, Brown to first];
Sandberg struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. Marlins 1, Cubs 0.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Marlins 1 7 4 6
Cubs 0 1 0 3
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That was such a fun year, it was a real joy to watch that team play every night. That was a helluva game. Man what memories. :notworthy :notworthy
 

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I love seeing Former Marlin Great Brant Brown in the lineup for the Cubbies.
 

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Florida Marlins 1, Chicago Cubs 0
Day
Game Played on Thursday, April 10, 1997 (D) at Wrigley Field
FLA N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 4
CHI N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0
FIELDING -
E: Renteria 2 (4), Bonilla (3), Zaun (1).
Holy sh*t we suck at defense!
 

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That game was played in snow flurries. And if I remember correctly that lone hit came VERY late in the game. Alex was working on the franchise's 2nd no-no. Any way to look that up and see if my memory is correct or if I am suffering fron another bout of CRS?

You're correct on both counts.

Every once in a while I get lucky. LOL I do remember watching the start of that game and thinking that here's a Florida boy playing in cold and snowy conditions and not expecting too much.
 
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I remember when that game started they were talking about how fernandez had previously pitched well in cold games. By the way White was hurt almost the entire year. I do remember he hit a nice grand slam in the division series game 3 against the giants.
 
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just a note.

that lineup isnt bad what-so-ever but when you also consider Zaun was backup to a prime Charles Johnson, that lineup was deadly

The funny thing is though, nearly every starter in that lineup produced well below their career averages. It's amazing that they weren't a lot better.

Not everyone, Alou and Bobby both hit about .300 and Alou drove in 115 or so.

The only real underachiever was Sheffy.


BTW, Alex Fernandez had a perfect game into the 9th until a lame-ass slow roller that just wasn't handled. Good times!

Kind of hard to have a perfect game when there were 3 errors on the board before that inning even started. i think you meant no-hitter.
 

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