Miami Marlins History

History: Hermida traded to Red Sox in 2009

On this date in team history, the Marlins traded Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for two minor league pitchers. It was a sign that Florida had essentially given up hope that the team's former No. 1 prospect would fulfill his promise in Miami.

History: County agrees to help fund new ballpark

On this day in team history, Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a plan that would put $73 million of taxpayers' money towards the building of a new stadium for the to-be-renamed Miami Marlins.

Marlins History: Task force for MLB expansion

On this date in Marlins history, back in 1987, U.S. Senators from eight states formed a task force to investigate baseball expansion that eventually led to the formation of the Marlins.

Marlins History: Marlins hire Rene Lachemann

On October 22, 1992, the Florida Marlins made their first managerial hire, as they chose the experienced Rene Lachemann to run the expansion franchise.

History: Gonzalez helps tie '03 Series at 2-2

On this day in team history, the Marlins pulled out what was essentially a must win in Game 4 of the 2003 World Series. Alex Gonzalez provided the dramatics with a walk-off homer in the 12th inning, giving Florida a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

History: Marlins take Game 3 of '97 WS, 14-11

On this day in team history, Florida outlasted Cleveland in Game 3 of the 1997 World Series, prevailing 14-11 and taking a 2-1 lead in the Series. The Marlins scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to help clinch the win.

History: Marlins top Indians in Game 1 of '97 WS

On this day in team history, Florida opened what ended up being one of the best World Series ever with a 7-4 win in Game 1. Moises Alou provided the biggest offense for the Marlins, smashing a three-run-homer off Cleveland starter Orel Hershiser.

History: Reviewing Steve Bartman and the Cubs

Yesterday was the ten-year anniversary of the Steve Bartman incident during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Marlins. How does it look from the Marlins' side ten years later?

History: Florida forces Game 7 with aid of Bartman

On this day in history, the Marlins exploded for eight runs in the top of the 8th inning to overcome a 3-0 deficit and take Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. This is the infamous Bartman game, in which the Cubs fan appeared to steal an out from Moises Alou.

History: Johnson helps Marlins take 1997 NLCS lead

On this day in team history, Florida catcher Charles Johnson laced a three-run double against Atlanta in Game 3 of the 1997 NLCS. That gave the Marlins their eventual winning margin, 5-2, as they took the game and the lead in the series, 2-1.

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