These fish can really hustle around a diamond. The Miami Marlines (previously known as the Florida Marlins) professional baseball franchise joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1993 and boasts two World Series titles. Under the deep-pocketed ownership of former Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga, the Marlins quickly rose to success and won its first championship title in 1997. A second Fall Classic victory followed in 2003, two years after the franchise was sold to Jeff Loria, who formerly owned the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals). The team plays host at Miami's Marlins Park, which opened in 2012.
In September 2011, former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was named manager for the 2012 season.
The Marlins new 37,000-seat baseball stadium is located on the site previously occupied by the Orange Bowl. The team contributed about $150 million towards the new facility, which was estimated to have cost about $634 million.