The Phillies traded for Jeff Conine in August of 2006 to give them a Left handed bat for the stretch run. Conine got into 28 games for the 06 Phils who finished 3 games out of the wild card slot.
I was always a fan of Conine despite the fact that he basically beat the Phils single-handily in a critical game I attended in September of 2003. In addition to a double, Homer, and 3 RBIs, Conine was also a star in the field coming up with 2 big outfield assists. Overall it was one of the greatest all-around games I have ever seen a player have. To sum up his day a friend of mine who was also at that game quipped "If I had a gun I would have shot him"
2006 Topps #UH20 Jeff Conine
For His Career Conine had 1982 Hits and 214 Homers. I am sure he is a member of several Marlins All-Time teams as he is one of the few members of both their 1997 and 2003 World Champoinship squads. For his career Conine appeared in 6 Post Season series and was on the winning side of all of them.
Jeff Conine had a great career and will always be identified with the Marlins World Series teams. His Numbers are good but not Hall worthy. I do hope that he gets a goodguy vote out of the comittee, as he has always seemed like a class act.
2013 HoF Candidate Postings