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Florida Marlins

Florida Marlins
Major league affiliations
National League (1993 - present)
East Division (1993 - present)
Retired numbers5, 42
ColorsTeal, Sliver, Black, White        
Florida Marlins (1993 - present)
Pastnames: Florida Marlins (1993 2011)
Other nicknamesThe Fish, The Boys in Teal, The Fightin' Fish, Miracle Marlins
Miami Ballpark (opening in 2012) ( - present)
Sun Life Stadium (1993-2011) :* a.k.a. Land Shark Stadium (2009) :* a.k.a. Dolphin Stadium (2006 2009) :* a.k.a. Dolphins Stadium (2005 2006) :* a.k.a. Pro Player Stadium (1996 2005) :* a.k.a. Pro Player Park (1996) :* a.k.a. Joe Robbie Stadium (1993 1996)
Major league titles
World Series titles19972003 ((2))
NL Pennants19972003 ((2))
East Division titlesNone ((0))
Wild card berths1997 • 2003 ((2))
OwnerJeffrey Loria
Team President: David Samson
ManagerOzzie Guillén
President of Baseball OperationsLarry Beinfest

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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.

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 North American major 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 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 will be known as the Miami Marlins starting on November 11, 2011. According to Forbes Magazine in 2011 the value of the franchise is $360 million.

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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