Braves rewind: Whatever happened to...Vinny Castilla?

Let's take a look at Braves from years past. The Blake Street Bombers instilled fear into the hearts of many a pitcher in the mid-'90s, running roughshod over opposing pitching staffs with impunity. One of them was Vinny Castilla, but before he was a Bomber, he was a Brave. The Braves purchased Castilla from Saltillo of the Mexican League following the 1989 season, but merited just...
Via Talking Chop
April 18, 2016

How the Diamondbacks have historically fared on Opening Day

Eighteen years have passed since Andy Benes took the hill at the newly constructed Chase Field to inaugurate the lone Arizona baseball franchise. The Diamondbacks were routed by Vinny Castilla and the Rockies by a score of 9-2 on the first day of the franchise. Since then, the Diamondbacks have become a formidable Opening Day squad; they […] How the Diamondbacks have historically...
Via Venom Strikes
April 04, 2016

Vinny Castilla one of six named to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2016 class

Vinny Castilla, beloved Colorado Rockies third baseman and now special assistant to the general manager, will see his great service to the Rockies organization and the state of Colorado rewarded in April as he will be inducted into the 2016 class of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Tuesday. Joining Castilla of the Colorado Rockies are Milan Hejduk...
Via Mile High Sports
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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