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Miami Marlins
Established 1993
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Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers 42 (Retired by MLB)
Colors
  • Midnight black, Miami blue, Caliente red, Slate grey
                       
Name
  • Miami Marlins (2012–present)
    • Florida Marlins (1993–2011)
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (2)
  • 1997
  • 2003
NL Pennants (2)
  • 1997
  • 2003
East Division titles (0) None
1997, 2003
Wild card berths (3)
  • 1997
  • 2003
  • 2020

The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami. The Marlins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Their home park is LoanDepot 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 (NFL). In 2012, the team moved to LoanDepot Park (then known as 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.

The Marlins have qualified for the postseason only three times, but won the World Series during their first two runs in 1997 and 2003. All three of their playoff appearances came as wild card teams, making them one of two MLB franchises (along with the Colorado Rockies) to have never won a division title. The Marlins are also the first team to win the World Series as a wild card.

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