Month: June 1999

Marlins Sweep the Devil Rays

A see-saw game resulted in a Marlins 11-6 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, sweeping the series. It is the Marlins 5th consecutive win, a first since the 1997 season. Once again, the lineup produced huge numbers. Bruce Aven’s grand slam gave him the…

Marlins Draft Josh Beckett

Florida chose high school right-hander Josh Beckett with the second pick in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft. Beckett, from Spring High School in Texas, was the first high school right-hander taken as high as second since Bill Gullickson in 1979. He was 13-2 with…