The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. Established in 1993 as an expansion
franchise called the Florida Marlins, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins
played their home games at Sun Life Stadium from their inception until 2011. In recent years, the Marlins ownership pushed for a new stadium and
agreed to a plan with Miami-Dade County commissioners and the city of Miami to build a $515 million ballpark on the site where the Miami Orange Bowl
once stood. As part of the deal, the Marlins changed their name to the Miami Marlins on November 11, 2011. According to Forbes Magazine in 2011
the value of the franchise is $360 million.
The Marlins are notable for winning the World Series twice (1997, 2003), in the only two times they have made it to the postseason. They have never won first place in their division, advancing to the playoffs both times as the National League Wild Card winner.