Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #137 1985, What?

April 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; A jumbotron displays an opening day game logo prior to the game with the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

All right Marlins fan we are going way back for this one. Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History moment 137. The day is August 8, 1985! Wait, 1985? Yes, ladies and gentleman’ we are taking you to 1985, to a time when there were only 26 teams in baseball. Since the National League only had 12 teams to the American League’s 14, an agreement was brought up in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement which would give the National League 2 more teams to match the American League’s 14.

This day set into motion the process of bringing professional baseball to Miami. Of course, it would be years before Miami would have a team, and it will be longer before they would be called the Marlins, but this day was the birth of the idea of Miami finally getting a professional Major League Baseball team, which is also the beginning of the Florida Marlins history.

What’s next for Great Moments in Marlins History? There is only one way to find out. Come back every day until Opening Day to see if your favorite moments have made it to our list. Also feel free to let us know in the comments your favorite moments in Marlins history. Till next time… Let’s Go Marlins!

Topics: Miami Marlins, MLB

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  • Andy Harris

    Has there ever been another time in professional sports history where the owner, specifically Wayne Hiuzenga, would dump the franchise but keep the facility?

    This franchise became a hot (and humid) potato. From Wayne to John to Jeffrey and son. Are we here in South Florida better off with this park and debt only to be controlled by the current owner?

    Jeffrey only cares about an attendance of 1 (him) and a maximum of whoever the puppets are in the front office. Jeffrey is getting a free ride courtesy of MLB and we are left at the side of 27th Ave.

    Bud Selig is like the bus driver in the JG Wentworth commercials. “I need money and I want it now!”. Jeffrey is the fat cross dresser wearing the viking hat with those little horns.