The Florida Marlins have been around for 19 seasons, and in two postseason appearances, they 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 beat the San Francisco Giants and 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 6 and 7. 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 the Miami Marlins as they move into their new home at Miami Ballpark, let's 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 50 stand out.
Following are Nos. 5-1 (descending).
This list was compiled from data culled from www.baseball-reference.com.