Today in Florida Marlins History

Events in Sport

  • 1991-07-05 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • 1991-07-05 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
  • 1991-07-08 Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Fla Marlins
  • 1991-07-18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
  • 1991-12-16 Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • 1992-03-23 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
  • 1992-07-08 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • 1992-07-28 Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • 1992-10-25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • 1992-11-17 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
  • 1993-02-20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • 1993-02-25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • 1993-03-05 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • 1993-04-05 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
  • 1993-04-06 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-06-16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1995-07-11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
  • 1995-07-14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0

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1996-12-12 Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1997-06-10 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • 1997-10-14 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1997-10-22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • 1997-10-22 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • 1997-10-26 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat Cleveland Indians to win 4-3
  • 2003-10-14 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series
  • 2003-10-15 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
  • 2003-10-25 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat New York Yankees to win 4-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1930-08-18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • 1959-04-18 Jim Eisenreich, St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Fla Marlins)
  • 1960-07-16 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-01-03 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962-01-11 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • 1962-02-03 Joe Handle, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962-05-31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962-12-29 Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1963-02-23 Bobby Bonilla, outfielder (NY Mets, Balt Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-24 Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964-10-05 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964-11-28 John Burkett, New Brighton PA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964-12-29 Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965-03-14 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965-10-23 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • 1965-11-13 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966-01-21 Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966-01-25 Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966-06-27 Jeff Conine, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1967-02-18 Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967-07-13 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967-09-30 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967-11-20 Alex Arias, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968-02-10 Ryan Bowen, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1968-11-18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1969-02-06 Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-02-10 Tim Clark, US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-06-02 Kurt Abbott, Zanesville OH, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-07-26 Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969-09-25 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 1969-11-28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970-01-12 Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970-02-21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1971-03-26 Jesus Tavarez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1971-07-20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1972-08-24 Kurt Miller, pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1975-08-07 Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-12-09 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62