Sep 11, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) receives a standing ovation during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Marlins Moments. Today we present you with moment 144, taking place on Oct 2, 1993!
Now all you Marlins fans are sitting there going “What is so important about a game that the Marlins lost to the Mets 7-1?” It’s not the game that is one of the greatest moments, it’s the crowd. With a crowd of 43,210 the Marlins reached the milestone of 3 million fans for the season at this game!
At the end of the season the Marlins would reach 3,064,847; only 4 other teams that season would have a higher attendance in the National League. In their first year, with a losing record of 64-98, the Marlins had more fans going to their games then The St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, and The New York Yankees. Not bad for a brand new team.
This moment is for you fans, because this moment would have never happened if all you Marlins fans didn’t go to the games. Whether the Marlins won or lost, the fans were still there (and trust me going to Joe Robbie was no picnic in the summer). So thank you to all you Marlins fans out there. What’s next for the countdown? Join me tomorrow and find out. Till then… Let’s Go Fish!