Miami Marlins

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The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida.wikipedia
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Marlins Park

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Their home park is Marlins Park. After José Fernández's death as a result of a boating accident on September 25, 2016, the Miami Marlins announced plans to build a memorial at Marlins Park in his honor.
It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city's Major League Baseball franchise.

National League East

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division.
However, the Braves, wanting to form a natural rivalry with the expansion Florida Marlins, elected to be placed in the East.

2012 Miami Marlins season

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Since the 2012 season, they have played at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl.
The Marlins moved into Marlins Park for the 2012 season; as part of the agreement, they changed their name from the "Florida Marlins" to the "Miami Marlins".

Colorado Rockies

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Though one of only two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), the Marlins have won two World Series championships as a wild card team.
However, in 1991, as part of Major League Baseball's two-team expansion (along with the Florida (now Miami) Marlins), an ownership group representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael I. Monus was granted a franchise; they took the name "Rockies" due to Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, which is reflected in their logo.

Édgar Rentería

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They defeated the American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series, with shortstop Édgar Rentería driving in second baseman Craig Counsell for the series-clinching run in the 11th inning of the seventh and deciding game.
He played for the Florida Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, the Atlanta Braves, the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.

1993 Major League Baseball expansion

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The team began play as an expansion team in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins and played home games from their inaugural season to the 2012 season at what was originally called Joe Robbie Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
The 1993 Major League Baseball expansion resulted in Major League Baseball (MLB) adding two expansion teams to the National League (NL) for the 1993 season: the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now known as the Miami Marlins).

Miami Orange Bowl

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Since the 2012 season, they have played at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl.
The Orange Bowl was demolished in 2008 and the site is now Marlins Park, the home ballpark of the current incarnation of the Miami Marlins (formerly the Florida Marlins), which opened in 2012.

1993 Florida Marlins season

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Wayne Huizenga, CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, was awarded an expansion franchise in the National League (NL) for a $95 million expansion fee and the team began operations in 1993 as the Florida Marlins.
The 1993 Florida Marlins season was the inaugural year for the team, part of the 1993 Major League Baseball expansion.

2008 Florida Marlins season

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Although they followed their 2003 World Series win with a stretch in which the team posted winning records in four of the next six seasons, along with a surprise 2006 season in which they greatly exceeded expectations and stayed in the postseason race until September, the team has had the least number of winning seasons of any Major League Baseball franchise, with just six (1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009).
The Florida Marlins' 2008 season was the 16th season for the Major League Baseball franchise.

2003 World Series

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Torborg's successor, 72-year-old Jack McKeon, led them to the NL wild card berth in the postseason; they defeated the New York Yankees four games to two in the 2003 World Series.
Opposing them were the wild card Florida Marlins, appearing in their second World Series in their eleven-year franchise history.

Major League Baseball

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They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division.
In 1993, the NL added the Florida Marlins in the Miami area and the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Hard Rock Stadium

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The team began play as an expansion team in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins and played home games from their inaugural season to the 2012 season at what was originally called Joe Robbie Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
It was the home to the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1993 to 2011.

Wayne Huizenga

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Wayne Huizenga, CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, was awarded an expansion franchise in the National League (NL) for a $95 million expansion fee and the team began operations in 1993 as the Florida Marlins.
He founded AutoNation, Waste Management, Inc. and was the owner or co-owner of Blockbuster Video, the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League, and the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Jim Leyland

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He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series championship in 1997, and previously won three straight division titles (1990, 1991, and 1992) with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

A. J. Burnett

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Allan James Burnett (born January 3, 1977) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Aníbal Sánchez

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He previously played for the Florida/Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves.

2009 Florida Marlins season

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Although they followed their 2003 World Series win with a stretch in which the team posted winning records in four of the next six seasons, along with a surprise 2006 season in which they greatly exceeded expectations and stayed in the postseason race until September, the team has had the least number of winning seasons of any Major League Baseball franchise, with just six (1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009).
Hanley Ramírez started to play like an MVP, by hitting 2 grand slams in one series against the Baltimore Orioles, his second and third of the year, then continued to have RBIs for 10 straight games into July 2 for a Florida Marlins franchise record.

Henderson Álvarez

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He has played in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2011 through 2012, the Miami Marlins from 2013 through 2015, and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017.

No-hitter

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* No-Hitters: Marlins pitchers have pitched six no-hitters in team regular-season history, five coming against teams in the NL West and one against a team from the American League (AL).
The greatest span of games without a no-hitter anywhere in the Major Leagues is 6,364, between Randy Johnson's perfect game on May 18, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Aníbal Sánchez's no-hitter on September 6, 2006, for the Florida Marlins.

José Fernández (pitcher)

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After José Fernández's death as a result of a boating accident on September 25, 2016, the Miami Marlins announced plans to build a memorial at Marlins Park in his honor.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Miami Marlins from 2013 until his death in 2016.

Jeff Conine

An inaugural member of the Florida Marlins who was with the franchise for both of its World Series titles, he earned the title Mr. Marlin for his significant history with the club, and his ties to South Florida.

Logan Morrison

Logan Morrison, a Kansas City native and fan of Royals Hall-of-Famer George Brett (who wore that number with the Royals), became the first Marlins player to wear the number.
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida / Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins.

Craig Counsell

They defeated the American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series, with shortstop Édgar Rentería driving in second baseman Craig Counsell for the series-clinching run in the 11th inning of the seventh and deciding game.
The Rockies traded Counsell to the Florida Marlins for Mark Hutton in July 1997.

Gary Sheffield

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He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and the New York Mets.

Edinson Vólquez

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He previously played in MLB for the Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and Miami Marlins.