Marquis flourishing in hitters' haven

Righty having a career-best year as Rockies follow his lead in surge to playoffs

Originally Published: August 28, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The remarkable Colorado Rockies are making their push to the playoffs, which should come as no surprise because, after all, Jason Marquis is on the team. This is his 10th major league season, for his fourth major league team, and the clubs he's been on have made the playoffs every year.

"I knew that,'' he said. "I had that in the back of my mind.''

If the Rockies pull off this extraordinary comeback to make the postseason, Marquis will become the first player in major league ...

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