The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The Marlins compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division. Their home park is Marlins Park.
The franchise began play as an expansion team in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins. The Marlins originally played home games at Joe Robbie Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. In 2012, the team moved to Marlins Park, their first exclusive home and the first to be designed as a baseball park. As part of an agreement with park owner Miami-Dade County to use the stadium, the franchise also changed their name to the Miami Marlins prior to the 2012 season.
Although they have only qualified for the postseason twice during their history, the Marlins have the distinction of having won the World Series in both of their postseason runs. As a result, they are the only franchise in the four major North American professional sports to have never lost a playoff series. Their two World Series championships in 1997 and 2003 came as wild card teams, making them one of two MLB franchises to have never won a division title.
National League East
Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter
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