41 Facts About Florida Marlins

1. The Florida Marlins have puzzle pieces that appear to be the fit, but making everything come together is still a work in progress.

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2. The Florida Marlins should not rush them to the 25-man roster until they are certain they can handle Major League pitching.

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3. The Miami Florida Marlins chose him in the 13th round, with the 382nd overall pick.

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4. Florida Marlins would receive three minor league pitchers from the Dodgers: Jeff Brigham, Kevin Guzman and Victor Araujo, none of whom has advanced beyond high Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

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5. Miami Florida Marlins came in last year with a goal of revamping their minor-league system.

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6. Florida Marlins open the 2019 season on March 28 with a series against the Colorado Rockies.

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7. Florida Marlins still appear to be in no rush to get a deal done.

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8. The Miami Florida Marlins chose him in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Entry Draft, with the 257th overall selection.

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9. Florida Marlins went to the Baseball Winter Meetings letting all 29 MLB teams know up front what it would take to get Realmuto.

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10. The Florida Marlins unveiled a new set of uniforms and color schemes on November 11, 2011, officially becoming the "Miami Marlins".

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11. In September 2011, the Florida Marlins acquired manager Ozzie Guillen in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

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12. The Florida Marlins dropped from the second-best record in the National League to last place in the National League East.

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13. Out of the gate, the Florida Marlins became one of the most active teams on the market.

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14. Florida Marlins announced in a statement on January 5, 2010, in preparation for the move to the new ballpark and name change, that the Marlins road jersey would no longer bear the name "Florida" on the front.

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15. Florida Marlins started the 2009 season hot by sweeping the Washington Nationals, only the second time they started the season with sweep since the 1997 Marlins team.

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16. The Florida Marlins hoped to open at the new stadium on Opening Day 2012 with a new name of Miami Marlins.

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17. The Florida Marlins signed Hanley Ramirez to a 6-year, $70 million deal, making him the richest Marlin in history.

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18. The Florida Marlins backed out at the last second when trade talks turned to their coveted power-hitting prospect, Giancarlo Stanton.

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19. On December 5, 2007, the Florida Marlins agreed to the terms of a trade with the Detroit Tigers.

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20. The Florida Marlins made MLB history when they started six rookies in their Opening Day lineup.

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21. At the start of the year, the Florida Marlins had a team salary close to $21 million.

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22. The Florida Marlins lost key parts of their second championship team, Ugueth Urbina and Ivan Rodriguez left via free agency.

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23. The Florida Marlins are the last team to win a World Series at the original Yankee Stadium; the Yankees themselves would not participate in another World Series until 2009, when they defeated the then-defending champion Philadelphia Phillies at the new Yankee Stadium.

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24. The Florida Marlins became the first opposing team to win a Series championship on the field at Yankee Stadium since 1981, when the Los Angeles Dodgers did it.

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25. Florida Marlins won the Division Series against the favored San Francisco Giants three games to one.

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26. Florida Marlins turned their first ever triple play in franchise history on July 28, 2002.

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27. The Florida Marlins had their ups as Luis Castillo had a team record 35-game hitting streak and Kevin Millar had a 25-game hit streak.

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28. The Florida Marlins drafted P Johan Santana from Houston in the Rule 5 draft but traded him to Minnesota in a prearranged deal for P Jared Camp.

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29. In 1999, the Florida Marlins were the first MLB team to host a game in which instant replay was used.

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30. The Florida Marlins had the second overall pick in the 1999 draft and drafted Josh Beckett, a high school pitcher from the Houston area.

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31. In 1997, the Florida Marlins finished nine games back of the Division Champion Atlanta Braves, but earned the wild card berth.

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32. Florida Marlins had some bright spots on the mound and behind the plate in 1996.

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33. In that season, the Florida Marlins traded their young set-up reliever Trevor Hoffman and two minor-league prospects to the San Diego Padres for third baseman Gary Sheffield.

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34. The Florida Marlins won their first game on April 5, 1993, against the Dodgers.

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35. Miami Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team that currently plays in the city of Miami.

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36. Florida Marlins called Sun Life Stadium their home in their first season in 1993 until 2012 when they moved into Marlins Park.

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37. Florida Marlins have $46 million in payroll attached to three players: third baseman Martin Prado, pitcher Wei-Yin Chen and second baseman Starlin Castro.

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38. Florida Marlins began construction of a new, state-of-the-art stadium at the Miami Orange Bowl site on July 18, 2009.

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39. From 1993 until 2011, the Florida Marlins had retired the number 5 in honor of Carl Barger, the first president of the Florida Marlins, who had passed away prior to the team's inaugural season.

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40. Florida Marlins have the distinction of winning a World Series championship in both seasons they qualified for the postseason, doing so in 1997 and 2003—both times as the National League wild card team.

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41. Miami Florida Marlins are an American professional baseball organization based in Miami, Florida.

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