Mar 12, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris (20) throws to Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Let’s take a look at moment 136. After years of trying to give Miami a Major League Baseball team, on March 5, 1993 the Marlins would face the Houston Astros in our first every Spring Training game for the Florida Marlins! The game was held at the Cocoa Expo Sports Complex in front of a crowd of 6,696 screaming baseball fans.
Not only was it the first game ever for the Florida Marlins, but in this game Jeff Conine hit a home run in the 4th inning! The first hit and RBI would be credited to Steve Decker, who singled in Dave Magadan. This day was capped off by the Marlins beating the Astros 12-8, giving the Marlins their first ever win! Even though this was a spring training game had really has no effect on the regular season standings, it allowed us fans to finally see the Florida Marlins in action and what an action pack game it was!
All nine batters got up to bat in both the 2nd and 4th inning, and the win was giving to Jeff Tabaka. Our first look at the Marlins look great, but the real game is a month away and will be discussed at a later time. Till next time… Let’s go Marlins!