Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"His Name Is Dan Uggla!"

Dan Uggla hit his 100th career home run Tuesday night in the Marlins 10-3 win over the Brew crew. In doing so, Uggla became the fastest second baseman to ever reach the mark. Uggla reached this milestone in his 502nd game at second base, besting the previous record holder, Alfonso Soriano, by 34 games (it took Soriano 536 games to reach the century mark).

So congratulations to Uggla, who at 29 and in only his fourth season in the big leagues, still has a long career ahead of him. That means he has plenty of time to try to overtake the MLB record holder for home runs by a second baseman: Jeff Kent, who is 41 and still playing.

Once again, congrats to Uggla, who, despite me picking him to be the first Fish sold off in the Marlins Trade Pool, continues to work to improve his stats, and according to some, like Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, is having the best season of his career.

2 comments:

  1. Why do the announcers say "His name is Dan Uggla"?

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  2. everyone mispronounced his name during his rookie season and to make everyone hear it clear, every time he hit as home run, they said, "it's dan uggla. and his name....is DAN UGGLA!" and it stuck as a fan favored saying like the yankes radio announcer and his nicknames for the yankees players

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