About Miami Marlins
The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball franchise based in Miami, Florida which is currently a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball (MLB’s) National League. Their home park is Marlins Park. Their manager is Ozzie Guillén.
The Miami Marlins began play in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins. They played home games from their inaugural season to the 2011 season at Sun Life Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) and which was also called Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium during their tenancy. Beginning with the 2012 Major League Baseball season, they played at Marlins Park, which was built on the site of the former Orange Bowl. The new park, unlike Sun Life Stadium (which was criticized in its baseball configuration for poor sight lines in some locations), was designed foremost as a baseball park. The new park’s name is a temporary one until naming rights are purchased. Per agreement with the city and Miami-Dade County (which owns the park), the Marlins officially changed their name to the “Miami Marlins” on November 11, 2011. They also adopted a new logo, color scheme, and uniforms.
The Marlins have won World Series championships in 1997 and 2003 — both times as the National League wild card team. They defeated the American League champion Cleveland Indians in the 1997 series, which was notable for shortstop Edgar Renteria driving in second baseman Craig Counsell for the series-clinching run in the eleventh inning of the seventh and deciding game and the “fire sale” which occurred in the off-season following the dramatic win. The 2003 season was notable for the firing of manager Jeff Torborg after thirty-eight games. The Marlins were in last place in the National League East with a 16-22 record at the time. Torborg’s successor, 72-year-old Jack McKeon, improbably led them to the National League’s wild card berth in the playoffs; they defeated the New York Yankees four games to two in the 2003 World Series.