Why are they called the Miami Marlins?

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

Marlins All-Time Team

Miami Marlins All-Time Team STARTING LINEUP J.T. REALMUTO 2014-2018 Catcher Derrek LEE 1998-2003 first base Luis CASTILLO 1996-2005 second base Hanley RAMIREZ 2006-2012 shortstop Mike LOWELL 1999-2005