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 ...
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 ...
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.
History of the Marlins
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. 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. The franchise adopted the nickname "Marlins" from previous minor league teams, the Miami Marlins of the International League from 1956 to 1960, and the Miami Marlins (1962–70) and Miami Marlins (1982–88) teams that played in the Florida State League.
Rebranding into the Miami Marlins, the team introduced a new color scheme, with orange, black and blue. The "M" insignia is white with orange, yellow, and sky blue accents, along with a stylized abstract marlin on top.
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1993 – 1999 / National League
2012 – Present / Miami Marlins
1993 – 2011 / Florida Marlins
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.
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2021 - Present / LoanDepot Park
2012 – 2020 / Marlins Park
1993 – 2011 / Sun Life Stadium
2018 – Present / Bruce Sherman, Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter
2002 – 2018 / Jeffrey Loria
1998 – 2002 / John W. Henry
1993 – 1998 / Wayne Huizenga
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
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42 / Jackie Robinson
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