The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The Miami Marlins began play in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins. The Marlins won the World Series in 1997 and 2003. They defeated the American League champion Cleveland Indians
in the 1997 series, which was notable for shortstop Edgar Rentería driving in second baseman Craig Counsell for the series-clinching run in the eleventh inning of the seventh and deciding game and the "fire sale" which occurred in the off-season following the dramatic win. The 2003 season was notable for the firing of manager Jeff Torborg after thirty-eight games. The Marlins were in last place in the National League East with a 16-22 record at the time. Torborg's successor, 72-year-old Jack McKeon, led them to the National League's wild card berth in the playoffs; they defeated the New York Yankees
four games to two in the 2003 World Series.