Still trying to figure out who Clemente Nunez is for moment 149?
Welcome back to The Greatest Marlins Moments. Moment 148 is something a little better known by Marlins fans everywhere. The day is June 10, 1991 and Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that Denver will get a baseball team along with… South Florida!
The team is given to Wayne Huizenga for a 95 million dollar expansion fee. This finally gave a Major League Baseball team to the city of Miami after 60 years of Minor League and Negro League teams who called Miami their home. Of course we would have to wait until July 5, 1991 for the other owners to approve the team, but it turned out to be a unanimous vote by all the other owners.
It would also be a few more days until the Marlins are officially called the Marlins, which would happen July 18, 1991 at Turnberry Isle and Country Club; but we were one step closer to seeing a Miami MLB team play in South Florida.
Three moments down, 147 more to go. Join me next time as we see what moment 147 has in store for us. Till next time… Let’s Go Marlins!