Since its beginning in 1993, the Marlins have gone through a wide spectrum of ups and downs. During a span of seven years, the team won two World Series championships. Then there was a 17-year absence from the playoffs. Amidst this, there were many individual accolades to go around.
The Marlins’ best recorded season with more win ratio is the 1997,2003 and 2020 seasons with an average win percentage of .568.
The 1997 Season
The ideal mix of original Marlins, rising stars, and experienced newcomers After just five seasons in existence, the team made its first appearance in the playoffs thanks to a no-hitter from Kevin Brown.
A fifth National League season for the Florida Miami Marlins in Major League Baseball (MLB) was the 1997 campaign. A new season would begin with the club aiming to improve on their performance in 1996.
Jim Leyland was their manager. To put it simply, it was their first winning season in team history, and with a record of 92-70, they won the NL Wild Card playoff spot. They beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series after winning the National League playoffs.
Edgar Renteria, a 21-year-old rookie, hit the game-winning walk-off hit in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The World Series MVP award went to rookie Livan Hernandez.