Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez will have his number retired on Saturday by his alma mater, Southridge High in Miami. But the number they'll be retiring will be the #33 he wears for the Marlins, not the #24 he wore as a Southridge player.
The reason: the school already retired #24, which was worn by Shannon Stewart during his playing days at the school. Long-time Southridge coach Fred Burnside is the only other member of the school's baseball program to have his uniform number retired.
Gonzalaz will be honored at the school's annual Alumni Game at 7 p.m Saturday.