The Colorado Rockies are in the middle of a three-game series with the Miami Marlins at the dreaded loanDepot Ballpark, so let’s look at the good things in life, like shared baseball players.
This series is not primed to be enjoyable for Rockies fans, but let’s take solace in knowing that these two sister clubs, both joining the league in the 1993 MLB Expansion, have shared an array of skilled players through the years.
Let’s break down the top 5 players to play for the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies.
Total Number of Shared Players: 58
Players to play exclusively for the Rockies and Marlins:
Todd Hollandsworth (who is a color analyst for the Marlins now)
5. Walt Weiss
We literally just talked about Walt Weiss in the last installment of this series, so I won’t spend too much time on him. While not drafted by the Marlins, they traded for Weiss on draft day with the A’s. Weiss was the Florida Marlins’ first starting shortstop and saw one of the most productive seasons of his career in his one year with the Marlins.
After the 1993 season, Weiss became a free agent and signed with the Colorado Rockies. With this signing, Weiss became the first player in MLB history to play for both of the 1993 expansion teams. Weiss made history with both clubs as an early star for both teams and later manager for the Rockies, but you’ve been keeping up with this series so you knew that already, now on to number 4.