Florida Marlins: All Time Greatest Players, Part 1 of 10

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Florida Marlins: All Time Greatest Players, Part 1 of 10
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The Florida Marlins have been around for 19 seasons, and in two postseason appearances have taken home two World Series titles.

On June 10, 1991, the National League awarded a Miami-based franchise to Wayne Huizenga. 

After four sub-.500 seasons, the Marlins advanced to the postseason for the first time in 1997, as the NL wild card.  They took care of the NL West by beating the San Fransisco Giants and the NL East by beating the Atlanta Braves, before dispatching the Cleveland Indians in seven games to take home their first World Series Championship.

This was followed by a fire sale, with Huizenga unloading all of his high priced talent.  The Marlins posted losing records in each of the next five seasons.

In 2003, the Marlins returned to the postseason for the second time, again as the NL wild card. They again beat the San Fransisco Giants in the NLDS.  The Chicago Cubs were five outs away from a World Series berth when the Marlins came back to win games six and seven.  The Marlins put away the New York Yankees in six games, again winning the World Series.

In the eight seasons since, the Marlins have posted four winning records and four losing records, failing to return to the postseason. 

As the Marlins prepare to be rechristened as the Miami Marlins, and move into their new home at Miami Ballpark, lets take a look back at the players who have stood out for the team.  Of the 406 players who have laced up their cleats for the Marlins, these fifty stand out.

This list was compiled from data culled from www.baseball-reference.com, namely the "Wins Above Replacement" statistic. 

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