Vinny Castilla

Rays History: Vinny Castilla

Young Rays fans have become accustomed to watching good baseball, but before the 2008 turnaround, we old timers “enjoyed” two decades of devastatingly disastrous debacles from the 1990s and early 2000s. Perhaps the best known “oops!” of early Rays history was ‘The Hit Show,’ when the organization brought...
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Vinny Castilla has big day in Futures/Celebrity All Star twinbill

DENVER — Baseball, and its softball offshoot, is still very good to Vinny Castilla. The former Rockies third baseman managed the National League team to a decisive, 8-3, win over the American League in the All Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. Then in the All Star Celebrity Softball Game nightcap, Castilla blasted a three-run home deep over the makeshift fence in left to send Team Todd Helton to an easy, 20-10 win over Team Jenny Finch.
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Q-&-A with Vinny Castilla: Rockies’ legend gives Home Run Derby advice to Trevor Story

Vinny Castilla played in 16 MLB seasons, including nine as an infielder for the Colorado Rockies, over a decorated career. In 1998, he was named an all-star and advanced to the second round of the Home Run Derby at Coors Field with 12 total dingers. In Rockies history, Castilla ranks third all-time for home runs (239), fifth in games played (1,098), sixth in RBIs (745) and eighth in doubles (208). He retired from Major League Baseball in 2007. Castilla will be a manager in the MLB Futures Game on Sunday.

Rockies’ legend Vinny Castilla can’t wait for All-Star Week

DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Rockies legend Vinny Castilla lives and breathes baseball. “Baseball is my life. It’s my passion,” said the former third baseman as the countdown to the 2021 All-Star game at Coors Field is just around the corner. “To be part of this experience and for it to be back in Colorado, I’m just very excited!”

Former Rockies Favorite and Two-Time All-Star Vinny Castilla Gets Nostalgic

We spoke with the one-time third baseman about playing in the 1998 All-Star Game and what he’s excited for this time around. Amid the greatest season of his 16-year career, Colorado Rockies all-timer Vinny Castilla was selected as a reserve for the 1998 All-Star Game at Coors Field. Although Castilla went 0-for-2 at the plate—and finished third in the Home Run Derby—that All-Star Week in Denver remains among the highest points of his professional life.

Former Colorado Rockies stars Larry Walker, Vinny Castilla to play in celebrity softball game during All-Star week festivities

DENVER -- Former Colorado Rockies sluggers Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla will play in the All-Star celebrity softball game following the Futures Game at Denver's Coors Field on July 11 along with Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia, former All-Star Hunter Pence and Olympic gold-medal-winning softball player Jennie Finch. Seattle...
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Vinny Castilla, LaTroy Hawkins to manage Futures Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Colorado Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla and reliever LaTroy Hawkins will manage in the All-Star Futures Game of top prospects at Coors Field on July 11. Castilla will manage the NL team and Hawkins the AL team, the commissioner's office said Tuesday. Castilla played for...

Vinny Castilla and LaTroy Hawkins to Manage SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

A couple of former Colorado Rockies will manage the two teams during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game this summer. Vinny Castilla will manage the National League squad while LaTroy Hawkins will take the reigns for the American League roster. Via a press release:. Two-time All-Star and longtime Colorado Rockies third...