Why are they called the Miami Marlins?

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The marlin is obviously a salt water fish that is found in the waters off the coast of Florida. The expansion Florida Marlins joined the National League in 1993 and chose that name which was used by minor league teams in Miami for a long time.

In 2012, when a new stadium was opened in Miami, the franchise shed the “Florida” and became the Miami Marlins.

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.
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