12/10/10 – This Day in Legend History… Mariano Duncan
On this day in 1991, Mariano Duncan signed with the Phillies as a free agent. He brought with him great baseball intelligence and a winning attitude. Statistically, his best years to that point were with the Cincinnati Reds, where he won a World Championship in 1990. From ’92-’95, Duncan was a key piece to the Phillies infield tandem of Mickey Morandini and Kevin Stocker, sharing time between second base and shortstop, while also manning leftfield. Duncan eventually went on the the New York Yankees in 1996 where he famously exclaimed in the locker room, “We play today. We win today. ‘Das it”. The Yankees went on to win the World Series in his third appearance in the Fall Classic. Most recently, Duncan was on the other end of the Phillies Fan Fence when in 2008, as the first base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a very heated exchange occurred between he and Shane Victorino during Game 3 of the NLCS… Let’s just forget about that, shall we?
Let’s just forget about that, shall we?