Florida Marlins

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  • Florida Marlins (1993–present)
  • The Fish, The Boys in Teal, The Fightin' Fish, Miracle Marlins
  • a.k.a. Joe Robbie Stadium (19931996)
  • a.k.a. Pro Player Park (1996)
  • a.k.a. Pro Player Stadium (19962005)
  • a.k.a. Dolphins Stadium (20052006)
  • a.k.a. Dolphin Stadium (20062009)
  • a.k.a. Land Shark Stadium (2009)

The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins play their home games at Sun Life Stadium, also home to the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami football team.

The Marlins are notable for winning the World Series twice (1997, 2003), in the only two times they have made it to the postseason. They have never won first place in their division, advancing to the playoffs both times as the National League Wild Card winner. They are the only current professional sports team to have won a championship every time (twice, in this case) they qualified for postseason play.

In recent years, the Marlins ownership pushed for a new stadium and recently agreed to a plan with Miami-Dade County commissioners and the city of Miami to build a $515 million ballpark on the site where the legendary Miami Orange Bowl once stood. As part of the deal, the Marlins will, when their new ballpark opens in 2012, be known as the "Miami Marlins."[1]

The Marlins name originates from the fish species, and from Miami's former minor league team of the same name. The team is nicknamed "The Fish."

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