Miami Marlins


Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins
2012 Miami Marlins season
Established 1993
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Team logo
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Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers 5, 42
Colors
  • Black, orange, blue, yellow, white

                        

Name
  • Miami Marlins (2012–present)
  • Florida Marlins (1993–2011)
Other nicknames
  • The Fish, The Fightin' Fish, Miracle Marlins
Ballpark
  • a.k.a. Land Shark Stadium (2009)
  • a.k.a. Dolphin Stadium (20062009)
  • a.k.a. Dolphins Stadium (20052006)
  • a.k.a. Pro Player Stadium (19962005)
  • a.k.a. Pro Player Park (1996)
  • a.k.a. Joe Robbie Stadium (19931996)
Major league titles
World Series titles (2) 1997 • 2003
NL Pennants (2) 1997 • 2003
East Division titles (0) None
Wild card berths (2) 1997 • 2003
Front office
Owner(s) Jeffrey Loria
David Samson (Team President)
Manager Ozzie Guillén[1]
General Manager Michael Hill
President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise called the Florida Marlins, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins played their home games at Sun Life Stadium from their inception until 2011. In recent years, the Marlins ownership pushed for a new stadium and 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 Miami Orange Bowl once stood. As part of the deal, the Marlins changed their name to the Miami Marlins on November 11, 2011.[2][3] According to Forbes Magazine in 2011 the value of the franchise is $360 million.[4]

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.

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."

Contents

Franchise history

1990-1996: The Birth of the Marlins and Struggling Start

On March 7, 1990, Wayne Huizenga, CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, announced he had purchased 15 percent of the NFL's Miami Dolphins and 50 percent of the Dolphins' home, Joe Robbie Stadium, for an estimated $30 million. Huizenga stated his intention to pursue an expansion franchise aggressively. MLB had announced a few months earlier that it intended to add two new teams to the National League. It was a foregone conclusion that one of them would be placed in Florida; the only question was whether Huizenga would beat out competing groups from Orlando and Tampa Bay. Orlando fielded a very spirited campaign bolstered by its family-oriented tourism industry. Tampa Bay already had a baseball park—the Florida Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, completed in 1990. However, on June 10, 1991, the National League awarded a Miami-based franchise to Huizenga for a $95 million expansion fee. One name considered early on was the "Florida Flamingos".[5]

The Marlins fielded a franchise attendance record (likely to never be broken based on capacity of new ballpark) of 3,064,847 in their inaugural 1993 season which ended in a sixth place finish (ahead of the last place Mets) with a 64-98 record. In the following seasons, the Marlins failed to get off ground, primarily because of the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike.[6][7] As a result, the Marlins average attendance took a dip in the 1995 season from 32,838 to 23,950 and it has never climbed over the 30,000 average in any season since. The 1996 Marlins made the biggest strides going 80-82 (after a 67-76 record in 1995) and finishing in second place in the NL East which saw them make a fourth successful jump in the standings to finish the season. In 1997, they would go even further.

The Florida Marlins 1997 Championship logo
The Florida Marlins 2003 Championship logo

1997-2003: World Series Success

During their history, the Marlins have won two World Series titles (1997 and 2003), two National League pennants (1997, 2003), all via the Wild Card. The Miami Marlins have yet to clinch a National League East division title in their history. Their two championships equal the tally of the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets for the most titles among expansion teams.

The Marlins have been notorious for low attendance figures in recent years, especially in the new millennium. After being within the top ten in the National League in attendance for the first five seasons, they have been 13th or worse since 1998, primarily stemming from the teams first fire sale shortly after the 1997 World Series. In 1998, the team slumped to 54–108, the worst record in the major leagues that year, and the most losses in franchise history. They are the only team to lose 100 games a year after winning the World Series. Wayne Huizenga soon sold the club to John Henry, a commodities trader from Boca Raton, during the off-season.

Members of the 2003 Florida Marlins championship team with President Bush after their win.

The Marlins had the second overall pick in the 1999 draft and drafted Josh Beckett from the state of Texas. The franchise was a non factor in the standings from 2000-2002. In 2002, as part of an orchestrated move with Bud Selig, then-Marlins owner John W. Henry sold the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria for $158.5 million, including a $38.5 million no-interest loan from MLB. The deal was approved by the other owners before Loria and Henry even signed a contract, and paved the way for Henry to buy the Boston Red Sox. The new ownership (Jeffrey Loria) and front office (Larry Beinfest, Michael Hill and David Samson) began a remodeling of the franchise. The team acquired Juan Pierre, Carl Pavano, and Dontrelle Willis through a series of trades but in 2002 the team had the lowest annual attendance in the history of the Marlins.

In 2003, the Marlins started off slow, firing their manager Jeff Torborg and hiring Jack McKeon. The Marlins were boosted by their young rookie phenoms Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera paving the way for a comeback in the standings. As such, the team in a position to contend make a gutsy move when they dealt their number one draft pick from 2000, Adrian Gonzalez, to the Texas Rangers for Ugueth Urbina who would patch the Marlins bullpen down the stretch. Once in the playoffs, the Marlins found memorable ways to win each series, Jeff Conine had an outfield assist to Ivan Rodriguez for a home plate collision out at home plate, a comeback against the Cubs which was the subject of the infamous Steve Bartman incident and Josh Beckett tagging out Jorge Posada for the final out in the World Series to win it. In 2003, the Marlins won their second World Series title, bringing back hope that a new stadium deal would be approved around five years later. McKeon became the oldest manager to win a World Series and the Marlins joined the local Miami Dolphins for most sports title by a professional franchise in South Florida.

2005-2011: Market Correction and Rebuilding

After a disappointing back to back seasons of 83-79 records (2004 and 2005) which were expected to be seasons of contention by the Marlins along with failed attempts to get state financing for a new ballpark, the team began a controversial dumping of players for prospects.

The "Market Correction" (as dubbed by David Samson) yielded a wave of new players who would signal the start of a new era in Marlins history. In a trade considered one of the best in team history, the Marlins acquired Hanley Ramírez and Aníbal Sánchez from the Red Sox for World Series MVP Josh Beckett and fan favorite Mike Lowell. The Marlins would also trade Carlos Delgado (who signed a five year deal the offseason before), Juan Pierre, and Luis Castillo in separate deals.

The Marlins would be a sub .500 team for two seasons (2006, 2007) following the Market Correction, and in a span of three seasons (2005–2007), the team had three different managers (Jack McKeon, Joe Girardi, and Fredi Gonzalez). The franchise got back to .500 baseball in 2008 and 2009, staying in the playoff chase until the middle of September. In 2010, the Marlins continued the trend of changing managers when they fired Fredi Gonzalez midseason and gave Edwin Rodriguez the job through the remainder of the season. Rodriguez was later named manager for 2011.

Since 2006, the Marlins have built on a young nucleus of players including Dan Uggla, Mike Stanton, Chris Coghlan, Logan Morrison, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, and Chris Volstad. Still, the franchise has become notorious for dealing players when their contracts grow larger than the team can handle, including the blockbuster deal which had fan favorites Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis dealt to the Detroit Tigers for six players. The deal has been dubbed by many fans and writers as the worst trade in franchise history, considering the Marlins have since dealt the key pieces to the trade, pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Cameron Maybin. (It should be noted, however, that Willis became a victim of the so-called "Steve Blass Disease" shortly after the Marlins traded him.)[8] The Marlins have also traded players such as Mike Jacobs, Scott Olsen, Josh Willingham and the aforementioned Dan Uggla who denied a team offered contract extension over the length of it. With a new stadium on the horizon, the 2010 offseason marked a change in direction for the franchise, as they it became a buyer all over in anticipation of a higher payroll and more revenue.

In 2011, The Marlins brought in several relief pitchers (Randy Choate, Edward Mujica, Ryan Webb, and Michael Dunn among them) to revamp a depleted bullpen; All-Stars John Buck and Omar Infante, and former All-Star Javier Vázquez. It began a change in direction for the Marlins as they looked to be more aggressive on the trade front (for their short term benefit) and free agency.

2012: New Ballpark, New Identity

For the first 19 years of its existence, the team played its home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. In 2012, they will move into newly constructed Marlins Ballpark in Little Havana, Miami, Florida.

On September 28, 2011, the Marlins introduced Ozzie Guillén as their new manager.[1] On the same day, the Marlins played their last game at Sun Life Stadium with Charlie Hough and Benito Santiago being the first pitch battery, the same battery from the first Marlins game. The team also brought back former Marlins greats and released the All-Time Florida Marlins team and top 10 moments from the franchise's 19 year history.

On November 11, 2011, the Marlins officially rebranded themselves the Miami Marlins with a new logo, uniform, and color scheme. The VIP event was held at the site of the new ballpark at night, featuring a private concert by Pitbull and a fashion show featuring the new uniforms worn by various Marlins players and coaches, including Guillén, Logan Morrison, Hanley Ramírez, and Josh Johnson.

With a new ballpark and increased revenue stream, the team has now shown interest in the top free agents on the market which include slugger Albert Pujols, shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle, CJ Wilson and Ryan Madson. [9]

Managerial and ownership history

Players

Current roster

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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders






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Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • None

Restricted list

39 Active, 0 Inactive

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Suspended list
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All-time roster

Notable former players

  • Josh Beckett (2001–2005) — Beckett was drafted by the Marlins in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Draft. Beckett won the World Series MVP in 2003 and won 41 games as a member of the Marlins, with a 3.46 ERA. He was part of a series of trades in the team's 2005 Market Correction.
  • Kevin Brown (1996–1997) — In 1996, Brown posted a 17–11 record with 159 strikeouts and an MLB best 1.89 ERA, finishing second in the Cy Young Award voting. In 1997, Brown threw a one-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first appearance and a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants. In the 1997 National League Championship Series, Brown, riddled with the flu, proceeded to pitch a complete game in Game Six, defeating the Atlanta Braves and helping the Marlins reach the World Series, which they eventually won over the Cleveland Indians.
  • A. J. Burnett (1999–2005) — In 2001, Burnett pitched an unusual no-hitter where he walked nine batters. He threw the fastest fastball of all major league starters in 2005, averaging 95.6 miles per hour. During his tenure, Burnett was 49–50 with a 3.73 ERA, 14 complete games and a team record 8 shutouts, tied with Dontrelle Willis.
  • Miguel Cabrera (2003–2007) — Cabrera debuted with the Marlins in 2003 and hit a game winning home run in his first game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was a key factor to the Marlins' 2003 World Series run and the ballclub's primary power hitter during his tenure, hitting 138 home runs and driving in 523 in five seasons. Cabrera went to four All-Star games and won a pair of Silver Slugger awards.
  • Luis Castillo (1996–2005) — Castillo won three Gold Gloves and went to three All-Star games in his tenure with the Marlins. He holds several franchise records, among them his 35 game hitting streak in 2002.
  • Jeff Conine (1993–1997, 2003–2005) — Jeff Conine has the distinction of being the only player to appear in the opener of the Marlins' inaugural season and in both the 1997 World Series and the 2003 World Series won by the Marlins. His game winning homer won earned him the All-Star game MVP trophy in 1995.
  • Álex González (1998–2005) — Alex Gonzalez was one of the premier defensive shortstops in the game during his tenure with the Marlins, and provided a walk-off homerun in the 12th inning during Game 4 of the 2003 World Series. It was hit of Jeff Weaver.
  • Livan Hernandez (1996–1998) — Hernandez's rookie season coincided with the 1997 World Series. He went 2–0 in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, winning World Series MVP.
  • Derrek Lee (1998–2003) — Lee won a Gold Glove in the 2003 championship season. He hit 129 home runs and drove in 417 runs. He holds the franchise record in strikeouts with 734.
  • Mike Lowell (1999–2005) — Lowell a native of Coral Gables, FL had successful years in Florida and established himself as one of the elite third baseman in the league. In his tenure with the Marlins, Lowell was a three time All-Star and won a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove.
  • Brad Penny (2000–2004) — In 2003, Penny collected the win in Florida's NLCS clinching victory over the Chicago Cubs and in the World Series against the New York Yankees he went 2–0 with a 2.19 ERA in his two starts.
  • Juan Pierre (2003–2005) — Pierre holds many franchise records including regular season games played (162), most regular season at-bats (678), hits (221), triples (13), and stolen bases (65).
  • Edgar Renteria (1996–1998) — Rentería is remembered for his 11th inning two-out RBI single in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series to give Florida a 3–2 triumph over the Cleveland Indians.
  • Ivan Rodriguez (2003) — Despite only playing one season with the Marlins, he put up some the of the best offensive and defensive statistics by a Marlins catcher and was a key cog in the 2003 World Championship team. He won the 2003 NLCS MVP.
  • Cody Ross (2006–2010) — Ross had a three homer game in his first season with the Marlins and in his five years with the Marlins hit .265 with 80 home runs and 297 RBIs.
  • Gary Sheffield (1993–1997) — Sheffield hit 112 home runs with the Marlins from 1994 to 1998, including a club record 42 in 1996, and made the All-Star Game in 1996. He lead the Marlins to victory in the 1997 World Series against the Cleveland Indians, making a spectacular catch against the right field fence in game 5.
  • Dan Uggla (2006–2010) — Acquired in the Rule V Draft, Dan Uggla is the franchise leader in home runs with 154 and is the only second baseman in MLB history with four consecutive 30 home run seasons.
  • Dontrelle Willis (2003–2007) — The "D-Train" was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and showcased his remarkable (for a pitcher) hitting ability by going 3-for-3 with a triple while scoring a run during Game 4 of the 2003 National League Division Series, which the Marlins won 7–6 over the San Francisco Giants to advance to the NL Championship Series. Willis holds many Marlins pitching records including single season victories (22), franchise victories (68), franchise losses (54), complete games (15), shutouts (8) and innings pitched with 1,022 ⅔.

Other former "big-name" Marlins include Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, potential Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Bobby Bonilla, Carlos Delgado, Moisés Alou, Benito Santiago, Rob Nen and Trevor Hoffman, and productive players Craig Counsell and Jorge Cantu.

Achievements

Awards

  • No-Hitters: Marlins pitchers have issued four no-hitters in team regular-season history, all coming against teams in the NL West.
Pitcher Date Team Result Site
Al Leiter May 11, 1996 Rockies 11–0 Pro Player Stadium
Kevin Brown June 10, 1997 Giants 9–0 Candlestick Park
A.J. Burnett May 12, 2001 Padres 3–0 Qualcomm Stadium
Aníbal Sánchez September 6, 2006 Diamondbacks 2–0 Dolphin Stadium
  • Hitting for the cycle: No Marlin has ever hit for the cycle in franchise history.

Baseball Hall of Famers

Miami Marlins Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Florida Marlins

Tony Pérez1

Andre Dawson2

Players listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Marlins cap insignia.
1 – inducted as player; managed Marlins
2 - played two seasons as a Marlin. Now Special Assistant to club.

Retired numbers

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Carl Barger
Team President, 1993*
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Jackie Robinson*
*retired throughout all Major League Baseball
  • 5 Carl Barger, team president who died just prior to the start of the Marlins' first season. The number, in honor of Barger's favorite player, Joe DiMaggio, was retired during a pre-game ceremony before their first-ever regular season game in 1993, culminated by DiMaggio himself throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

Miami Ballpark

The Marlins began construction of a new, state-of-the-art stadium at the Miami Orange Bowl site on July 18, 2009. The now approved stadium was the subject of a protracted legal battle. A lawsuit by local automobile franchise mogul and former Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman contested the legality of the deal with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami. However, Miami-Dade County Judge Beth Cohen dismissed all the charges in Braman's lawsuit.

When completed, the seating capacity will be around 37,000, making it the third smallest stadium (in capacity) in the MLB. Set to open in April 1, 2012, the ballpark would become only the sixth MLB stadium to have a retractable roof, joining Rogers Centre in Toronto (1989), Chase Field in Phoenix (1998), Safeco Field in Seattle (1999), Minute Maid Park in Houston (2000), and Miller Park in Milwaukee (2001).

As part of the new stadium agreement, the team renamed itself the Miami Marlins on November 11, 2011 along with the unveiling of new uniforms and team logo in time for the move to the new stadium in 2012.

Radio and television

The Marlins' flagship radio station from their inception in 1993 through 2007 was WQAM 560 AM. Although the Marlins had plans to leave WQAM after 2006, they ultimately remained with WQAM for the 2007 season. On October 11, 2007, it was announced that the Marlins had entered into a partnership with WAXY 790 AM to broadcast all games for the 2008 season. Longtime Montreal Expo and current Marlins play-by-play radio announcer Dave Van Horne won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting in 2010.[10] He shares the play-by-play duties with Glenn Geffner.

Games are also broadcast in Spanish on Radio Mambi 710 AM. Felo Ramirez, who calls play-by-play on that station along with Luis Quintana, won the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Marlins games are televised by Fox Sports Florida. FS Florida's slogan in 2008 was "You Gotta Be Here." For the 2009 season the new slogan is "It's where you wanna be." There are no games available over-the-air, with the exception of games broadcast on Fox Saturday Baseball; the last "free TV" broadcast of a game was on WPXM in 2005. Rich Waltz is the play-by-play announcer and Tommy Hutton is the color analyst.

Ford C. Frick Award recipients

Miami Marlins Ford C. Frick Award recipients
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Felo Ramírez

Dave Van Horne

Names in bold received the award based primarily on their work as broadcasters for the Marlins.

Quick facts

Florida Marlins team logo (1993-2011)
The then-Florida Marlins former uniforms. (2003-2011)
Team Mottos:
  • "Be Here When It Happens" (1997)
  • "Every Day, Every Game, All Heart!" (1998–99)
  • "Get Back In The Game" (2003)
  • "Get Hooked!" (2004–05)
  • "You Gotta Be Here!" (2007–08)
  • "It's Where You Wanna Be!" (2009)
  • "Serious Fun. Get In On It!" (2010)
  • "Catch Our Moves!" (2011)
Official Television Stations: Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports
Official Radio Stations: WAXY (790 AM), WAQI (710 AM)
Spring Training Facility: Roger Dean Stadium (shared with the St. Louis Cardinals), Jupiter, FL
Mascot: Billy the Marlin
Major Corporate Sponsors: Jiffy Lube, Ford, and Badia Spices [11]


Preceded by
New York Mets
8 Seasons
Fastest Franchise to win World Series
1997
5 Seasons
Succeeded by
Arizona Diamondbacks
4 Seasons

Culture

Marlins Mermaids on June 19, 2009

The Marlins are the first team in Major League Baseball to have a dance/cheer team: "The Marlins Mermaids." Debuting in 2003, the "Marlin Mermaids" quickly gained national exposure, and have influenced other MLB teams to develop their own cheer/dance squads.

In 2008, the Miami Marlins debuted "The Marlins Manatees", Major League Baseball's first ever all-male dance/energy squad to star alongside the Mermaids.

Minor league affiliations

Level Team League Location
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Metairie, LA
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Jacksonville, FL
Advanced A Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League Jupiter, FL
A Greensboro Grasshoppers South Atlantic League Greensboro, NC
Short Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Jamestown, NY
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Jupiter, FL
DSL Marlins Dominican Summer League Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Finishes

Best finishes in franchise history

The following are the five best seasons in Marlins' history:

MLB
season
Team
season
Regular season Post-season Awards
Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c]
1997 1997 2nd 92 70 .568 9 Wild card winner, WS Champions, Livan Hernandez (World Series MVP)
2003 2003 2nd 91 71 .562 10 Wild card winner, WS Champions Jack McKeon (MOY);[12] Dontrelle Willis (ROY);,[13] Mike Lowell (Silver Slugger), Josh Beckett (World Series MVP)
2009 2009 2nd 87 75 .537 6 Hanley Ramírez (Silver Slugger/NL Batting Title); Chris Coghlan (NL Rookie of The Year)
2008 2008 3rd 84 77 .522 Hanley Ramírez (Silver Slugger)
2005 2005 3rd 83 79 .512 7 Miguel Cabrera (Silver Slugger), Luis Castillo, Mike Lowell (Gold Glove)

Worst finishes in franchise history

The following are the five worst seasons in Marlins' history:

MLB
season
Team
season
Regular season Notes
Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c]
1998 1998 5th 54 108 .333 52 Worst Record in MLB History for defending WS Champion
1999 1999 5th 64 98 .395 39
1993 1993 6th 64 98 .395 33 Inaugural season
2007 2007 5th 71 91 .438 18 First season under Fredi Gonzalez
2011 2011 5th 72 90 .444 30 Fifth worst finish in terms of amount of losses, had best 50 game start in franchise history

Opening Day Starting Pitchers

Opening Day lineups

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2011 Chris Coghlan CF Omar Infante 2B Hanley Ramírez SS Mike Stanton RF Gaby Sanchez 1B Logan Morrison LF John Buck C Donnie Murphy 3B Josh Johnson P
2010 Chris Coghlan LF Cameron Maybin CF Hanley Ramírez SS Jorge Cantu 3B Dan Uggla 2B Ronny Paulino C Cody Ross RF Gaby Sanchez 1B Josh Johnson P
2009 Emilio Bonifacio 3B John Baker C Hanley Ramírez SS Jorge Cantu 1B Dan Uggla 2B Jeremy Hermida LF Cody Ross RF Cameron Maybin CF Ricky Nolasco P
2008 Hanley Ramírez SS Dan Uggla 2B Mike Jacobs 1B Josh Willingham LF Jorge Cantu 3B Cody Ross CF Luis Gonzalez RF Matt Treanor C Mark Hendrickson P
2007 Hanley Ramírez SS Dan Uggla 2B Miguel Cabrera 3B Mike Jacobs 1B Josh Willingham LF Joe Borchard RF Miguel Olivo C Alejandro De Aza CF Dontrelle Willis P
2006 Hanley Ramírez SS Jeremy Hermida RF Miguel Cabrera 3B Mike Jacobs 1B Josh Willingham LF Dan Uggla 2B Miguel Olivo C Eric Reed CF Dontrelle Willis P
2005 Juan Pierre CF Luis Castillo 2B Miguel Cabrera LF Carlos Delgado 1B Mike Lowell 3B Paul Lo Duca C Juan Encarnacion RF Alex Gonzalez SS Josh Beckett P
2004 Juan Pierre CF Luis Castillo 2B Miguel Cabrera RF Mike Lowell 3B Jeff Conine LF Hee-Seop Choi 1B Ramon Castro C Alex Gonzalez SS Josh Beckett P
2003 Luis Castillo 2B Juan Pierre CF Ivan Rodriguez C Derrek Lee 1B Mike Lowell 3B Juan Encarnacion RF Todd Hollandsworth LF Alex Gonzalez SS Josh Beckett P
2002 Luis Castillo 2B Preston Wilson CF Cliff Floyd LF Kevin Millar RF Mike Lowell 3B Derrek Lee 1B Alex Gonzalez SS Mike Redmond C Ryan Dempster P
2001 Luis Castillo 2B Eric Owens RF Cliff Floyd LF Preston Wilson CF Mike Lowell 3B Charles Johnson C Derrek Lee 1B Alex Gonzalez SS Ryan Dempster P
2000 Luis Castillo 2B Alex Gonzalez SS Cliff Floyd LF Preston Wilson CF Mike Lowell 3B Kevin Millar 1B Brant Brown RF Mike Redmond C Alex Fernandez P
1999 Luis Castillo 2B Alex Gonzalez SS Mark Kotsay CF Derrek Lee 1B Todd Dunwoody CF Preston Wilson LF Kevin Orie 3B Mike Redmond C Alex Fernandez P
1998 Cliff Floyd LF Edgar Renteria SS Ryan Jackson 1B Gary Sheffield RF Mark Kotsay CF Charles Johnson C Craig Counsell 2B Josh Booty 3B Livan Hernandez P
1997 Luis Castillo 2B Edgar Renteria SS Gary Sheffield RF Bobby Bonilla 3B Moisés Alou LF Devon White CF Jeff Conine 1B Charles Johnson C Kevin Brown P
1996 Quilvio Veras 2B Devon White CF Gary Sheffield RF Jeff Conine LF Terry Pendleton 3B Greg Colbrunn 1B Charles Johnson C Kurt Abbott SS Kevin Brown P
1995 Quilvio Veras 2B Alex Arias SS Gary Sheffield RF Jeff Conine LF Terry Pendleton 3B Greg Colbrunn 1B Charles Johnson C Chuck Carr CF John Burkett P
1994 Chuck Carr CF Jerry Browne 3B Gary Sheffield RF Orestes Destrade 1B Jeff Conine LF Bret Barberie 2B Benito Santiago C Kurt Abbott SS Charlie Hough P
1993 Scott Pose CF Bret Barberie 2B Junior Felix RF Orestes Destrade 1B Dave Magadan 3B Benito Santiago C Jeff Conine LF Walt Weiss SS Charlie Hough P

Home attendance at Sun Life Stadium

Home Attendance at Sun Life Stadium
Year Total Attendance Game Average League Rank
1993 3,064,847 37,838 7th
1994 1,937,467 33,695 9th
1995 1,700,466 23,950 13th
1996 1,746,767 21,565 18th
1997 2,364,387 29,190 11th
1998 1,730,384 21,363 22th
1999 1,369,421 16,906 28th
2000 1,218,326 15,041 15th
2001 1,261,226 15,765 29th
2002 813,118 10,038 29th
2003 1,303,215 16,089 28th
2004 1,723,105 21,539 26th
2005 1,852,608 22,871 28th
2006 1,164,134 14,372 30th
2007 1,370,511 16,919 30th
2008 1,335,076 16,482 30th
2009 1,464,109 18,075 29th
2010 1,524,894 18,826 28th
2011 1,520,562 19,007 29th

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Finance

Opening day salaries

Opening Day payrolls for 25-man roster (since 1993):[15][16]

Opening Day Salary
Year Salary Major League Rank
1993 $ 18,196,545 25th (of 28)
1994 $ 20,275,500 25th
1995 $ 23,670,000 25th
1996 $ 30,079,500 15th
1997 $ 47,753,000 7th
1998 $ 41,864,667 20th (of 30)
1999 $ 32,360,000 28th
2000 $ 19,900,000 29th
2001 $ 35,762,500 26th
2002 $ 41,979,917 25th
2003 $ 45,050,000 25th
2004 $ 42,143,042 25th
2005 $ 60,408,834 19th
2006 $ 14,998,500 30th
2007 $ 30,507,000 29th
2008 $ 21,811,500 30th
2009 $ 36,834,000 30th
2010 $ 47,429,719 26th
2011 $ 57,695,000 24th

Annual financial records

The annual financial records of the Florida Marlins according to Forbes since 2001.[11]

Annual Snapshot of Florida Marlins finance
Year Franchise Value (millions) Revenue (millions) Operating Income (millions) Player Expenses (millions) Wins-to-player cost ratio
2001 $ 128 $ 67 $ 7 $ 34 161
2002 $ 137 $ 81 $ 1 $ 46 137
2003 $ 136 $ 76 $ -14 $ 53 134
2004 $ 172 $ 101 $ -12 $ 66 162
2005 $ 206 $ 103 $ 3 $ 58 131
2006 $ 226 $ 119 $ -12 $ 91 91
2007 $ 244 $ 122 $ 43 $ 31 255
2008 $ 256 $ 128 $ 36 $ 44 182
2009 $ 277 $ 139 $ 44 $ 45 227
2010 $ 317 $ 144 $ 46 $ 48 219
2011 $ 360 $ 143 $ 20.2 $ 58 167

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