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Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria today celebrated his 26th birthday by going 3-for-3 with a home run, a sacrifice fly, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in the Marlins’ 6-2 win over the Braves at Turner Field.
With a 5th-inning 2-run home run off Eric Stults, Hechavarria became the 8th Marlins player (9 times) to go deep on his birthday:
Jeff Conine on June 27, 1993
Orestes Destrade on May 8, 1994
Charles Johnson on July 20, 1996
Preston Wilson on July 19, 1999
Derrek Lee on Sept. 6, 2001 and again on Sept. 6, 2003
Paul LoDuca on April 12, 2005
Jarrod Saltalamacchia on May 2, 2014
Hechavarria is the 9th Marlins player (11 times) to collect at least 3 hits on his birthday:
Preston Wilson had 4 hits on his birthday in 1999.
The other Marlins with 3 hits on their birthday are Chuck Carr in 1993, Charles Johnson in 1996, Edgar Renteria in 1996, Jeff Conine in 1997 and again in 2004, Paul Lo Duca in 2005, Miguel Cabrera in 2005 and again in 2006 and Logan Morrison in 2010.
The only other Marlins with 3 or more RBI on their birthdays are Jeff Conine (4 in 1993), Derrek Lee with 3 in 2003 and Conine again with 3 in 2004.
After starting the season 1-for-22 over his first 6 games, Hechavarria went 7-for-11 in the 3-game series against the Braves, a series in which the Marlins won 2 out of 3.
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Monday night, we’ll shine the spotlight on Player Development on Marlins Hot Stove from 7-9 p.m. on 940 WINZ, iHeart Radio and Marlins.com/HotStove.
My guests will include Marlins Vice President/Player Development Marty Scott, as well as 2 of the organization’s top prospects, catcher J.T. Relamuto and lefthander Justin Nicolino.
Also, Kyle Sielaff sits down with Mr. Marlin Jeff Conine, and I’ll wrap up our Marlins Hot Stove National League East preview, talking about the Philadelphia Phillies with their television play-by-play man Tom McCarthy.
We’ll also have the latest Marlins and major league Hot Stove news and notes as we’re now less than 2 weeks from the start of Spring Training.
If you can’t listen to the show live, all Marlins Hot Stove shows are archived at Marlins.com/HotStove and are also available as a free podcast through the iTunes Store or at Marlins.com/Podcasts.
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Giancarlo Stanton last night launched his 5th home run of the season, a first-inning 3-run shot off Stephen Strasburg, to ignite a 15-hit barrage as the Marlins beat the Nationals 11-2.
Last night’s Stanton home run was measured at 457 feet by ESPN Stats and Information Group’s Home Run Tracker Web site, which, because of the scientific methods it uses to measure home run distances is now regarded as the most trust-worthy source available for long ball information.
Stanton has now hit 3 of the 4 longest home runs in Baseball in 2014:
484 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, April 4 vs. SD
477 feet, Justin Upton, ATL, April 10 vs. NYM
469 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 4/12 at PHI
457 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 4/15 vs. WAS
453 feet, Buster Posey, SF, 3/31 at ARI
Among big leaguers with at least 3 home runs this season, Stanton’s average home run distance of 445.4 feet is easily the best in the game. Mike Napoli of the Red Sox is 2nd, with his 3 homers averaging 428.3 feet.
With 3 long balls in excess of 450 feet this season, Stanton has 18 career homers that have traveled at least that far.
The Stanton home run last night was the 122nd of his big league career, moving the 24-year-old into a tie with Gary Sheffield for 6th on the Marlins’ all-time home run list.
Stanton is only 32 homers behind Miami’s career leader Dan Uggla, who hit his 154 in 272 more games than Stanton’s played to date.
Here’s a look at who Giancarlo is chasing on the Marlins home run list:
1. Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G
2. Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G
3. Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G
4. Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G
5. Derrek Lee 129 HR in 844 G
6. Giancarlo Stanton 122 HR in 504 G
Gary Sheffield 122 HR in 558 G
8. Jeff Conine 120 in HR 1,014 G
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Pudge Rodriguez will officially announce his retirement today. No Marlins fan will ever forget his contributions to the 2003 championship club.