7 Facts About Marlins

1. Marlins are perciform fish, most closely related to the swordfish and Scombridae.

2. Annual financial records of the Marlins according to Forbes since 2001.

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

4. From 1993 until 2011, the 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.

5. Marlins are the only team to win a World Series in their first two winning seasons; in fact, they are the only team to even make the playoffs in their first two winning seasons.

6. 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.

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