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Florida Marlins (1993–2011) (MLB)

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  • Darren Daulton (1962 - 2017)
    Former catcher Darren Daulton passed away at age 55 following a four-year battle with brain cancer, the Phillies announced on Sunday night. A 25th-round draft selection of the Phillies in 1980, Dault...
  • Mike Piazza
    Michael Joseph Piazza (/piˈɑːtsə/; born September 4, 1968) is a former American professional baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1992 to 2007. He played most n...
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    Joe Girardi
    Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager. Girardi played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies,...
  • Wayne Huizenga (1937 - 2018)
    Harry Wayne Huizenga (/haɪˈzɛŋɡə/, born December 29, 1937) was an American businessman and entrepreneur. He has been involved in the founding of three Fortune 500 corporations and is responsible for ...
  • John W. Henry
    John William Henry II (born September 13, 1949) is an American businessman and investor. He founded John W. Henry & Company (JWH). He is the principal owner of the The Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox an...

The team began play in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins. They played home games from their inaugural season to the 2011 season at Sun Life Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Sun Life Stadium was also called Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium during their tenancy. Since the 2012 season, they have played at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl in Little Havana, Florida. The new park, unlike Sun Life Stadium (which was criticized in its baseball configuration for poor sight lines in some locations), was designed foremost as a baseball park. The new park's name is a temporary one until naming rights are purchased. Per agreement with the city and Miami-Dade County (which owns the park), the Marlins officially changed their name to the "Miami Marlins" on November 11, 2011. They also adopted a new logo, color scheme, and uniforms.