Miami Marlins

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Florida Marlins Team Formation

On March 7, 1990, Wayne Huizenga, CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, announced he had purchased 15 percent of the NFL's Miami Dolphins and 50 percent of the Dolphins' home, Joe Robbie Stadium, for an estimated $30 million. Huizenga stated his intention to aggressively pursue an expansion franchise. MLB had announced a few months earlier that it intended to add two new teams to the National League. It was a foregone conclusion that one of them would be placed in Florida; the only question was whether Huizenga would beat out competing groups from Orlando and Tampa Bay. Orlando fielded a very spirited campaign bolstered by its family-oriented tourism industry. Tampa Bay already had a baseball park the Florida Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, completed in 1990. However, on June 10, 1991, the National League awarded a Miami-based franchise to Huizenga for a $95 million expansion fee. One name considered early on was the Florida Flamingos.

John Henry New Ownership

Wayne Huizenga soon sold the club to John Henry, a commodities trader from Boca Raton, during the off-season.

World Series Winners - 2 World Series Wins

World Series - 2003
The 2003 World Series marked the 99th edition of the World Series. The Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees in six games, 4–2. This is also the most recent Series in which the losing team outscored the winning team. The Yankees lost, despite outscoring the Marlins 21–17 in the Series.

World Series - 1997
The 1997 World Series featured the Cleveland Indians, who were playing in their second World Series in three years. Their opponents were the Florida Marlins, who had set a record by reaching the Series in only their fifth season. The Marlins were underdogs, but they capped a stunning season by beating the Indians in seven games, becoming the first ever wild card team to win the Series. The final of Game 7 was decided in extra innings on an Edgar Rentería single. This is also the third and most recent time a Game 7 went into extra innings. 1924 and 1991 were the others, both times involving the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins franchise.

Marlins Park

In 2012, they moved into newly constructed Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana. Marlins Park is a baseball park located in Miami, Florida. It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city's Major League Baseball franchise. It is located on 17 acres of the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Downtown. Construction was completed in March 2012, in time for the 2012 season.

The stadium is designed in a neomodern form of baseball architecture. Marlins Park was also LEED certified as the greenest MLB park in 2012. The building is the sixth MLB stadium to have a retractable roof. With a seating capacity of 37,442, it is the third-smallest stadium in Major League Baseball by official capacity, and the smallest by actual capacity.

New Identity

On November 11, 2011, the Marlins officially rebranded themselves the Miami Marlins with a new logo, uniform, and color scheme. The VIP event was held at the site of the new ballpark at night, featuring a private concert by Pitbull and a fashion show featuring the new uniforms worn by various Marlins players and coaches, including Ozzie Guillén, Logan Morrison, Hanley Ramírez, and Josh Johnson.

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Marlins - The old nickname was revived from back in the 1950's from the International League and Florida State League called the "Marlin," a popular sporting fish. However, the team officially adopted the Miami Marlins name on November 11, 2011. This was part of a funding agreement between the team and the city of Miami for the team's new stadium set to open in 2012.

Marlins Park 
2012 - present

Sun Life Stadium
1993 - 2011

Jeffrey Loria 
2002 - present

John W. Henry
1998 - 2002
Wayne Huizenga
1993 - 1998

Established: 1993

League History:
Major League Baseball
2000 - present

National League
1993 - 1999

Team History:
Miami Marlins
2012 - present

Florida Marlins
1993 - 2011

World Series: 2
2003, 1997

Retired Numbers:
42 Jackie Robinson

Mascots: 1993 - present

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