Dontrelle Willis was voted as the Marlins Hometown Hero.
Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (Yankees); Hank Aaron (Braves); Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles); Reggie Jackson (Athletics); Mike Schmidt (Phillies); Gary Carter (Nationals); and Wade Boggs (Devil Rays) were named in addition to Joe Carter (Blue Jays) and Frank Thomas (White Sox).
I must admit, I was somewhat surprised since he has only been in the Majors for three years. I really thought that Jeff Conine or Luis Castillo would be the Marlins representative.
But I guess, I shouldn't have been. The voting was open to all fans and not just Marlins fans.
Longevity aside: Dontrelle is one fine choice. He is most definitely an excellent representative for the organization.