Florida Marlins in History

Events in Sport

  • 1956-08-07 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami’s Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets
  • 1991-07-05 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
  • 1991-07-08 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • 1991-07-18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
  • 1991-12-16 Florida 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 Groundbreaking 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 A win and a loss for MLB expansion teams in their debut games; Florida Marlins beat LA Dodgers, 6-3 in Miami; the Colorado Rockies lose to Mets, 3-0 in NYC
  • 1993-04-06 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)

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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 (Florida 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 Second 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 Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Liván Hernández MVP
  • 2001-10-05 MLB's Atlanta Braves become first pro sports team to win 10 straight division titles after mauling the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the NL East title; NBA's Boston Celtics (1957-65) & LA Lakers (1982-90) both won 9 in a row
  • 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 Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Josh Beckett MVP
  • 2008-09-28 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2
  • 2016-08-07 Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 - 7 win v Rockies

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1923-06-22 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1930-08-18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • 1938-12-29 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1959-04-18 Jim Eisenreich, American MLB outfielder (Tourette syndrome, Florida Marlins WS 1997), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • 1960-07-16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-01-11 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • 1962-02-03 Joe Handle, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962-03-01 Mark Gardner, American baseball pitcher and coach (World Series 2010, 12, 14; SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-05-31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962-12-29 Devon White, Jamaican-born American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1963-02-23 Bobby Bonilla, American outfielder (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-24 Matias Carrillo, Mexican-American 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, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966-06-27 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1967-02-18 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2019)
  • 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, American infielder (Florida Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968-02-10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • 1968-11-18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1969-02-06 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1969-02-10 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-06-02 Kurt Abbott, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1969-07-26 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • 1969-09-25 David Weathers, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
  • 1969-11-28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970-02-21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Durango, Mexico
  • 1971-03-26 Jesus Tavarez, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-03 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-07-20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972-08-24 Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1975-08-07 Edgar Renteria, Colombian baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1975-09-06 Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, American baseball outfielder and coach (1,914 MLB games; Florida Marlins, Oakland A's), born in Whittier, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-12-09 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • 2017-08-22 Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94
  • 2018-03-22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80