Published June 28, 2016 – On Cloud Conine (MLB Blogs)
It’s no secret that Marlins first base/infield coach Perry Hill is the best in the business. In his four consecutive seasons with the Fish, and ninth overall, Hill has turned promising infielder after promising infielder into Gold Glovers, including Luis Castillo, Derrek Lee and, most recently, Dee Gordon.
Good defense is nothing new for the recent Marlins, either. In 2015, the Fish set single-season fielding records in fewest errors committed (77) and fielding percentage (.987). This year, the Fish have taken defense to a new level:
According to STATS LLC, the Marlins infield’s streak of 26 games without an error by an infielder is the longest by any team since at least 1913 (when official records began).
The last time a Marlins infielder had a miscue? Almost a full months ago on May 29th in a 7-3 win over Atlanta.
The best infield defense in over 103 years? In the famous words of Perry Hill, “Stop It!”