Most Popular Fish of All Time
By Phil Kimmel
The Miami Marlins have fielded many great rosters over the years with extraordinary players.
We have all seen what the Miami Marlins can do when they field a team with solid talent. The Fish have presented us with memories that will be everlasting.
Through both the good and the hard times, the Fish faithful have watched this team go to the highest of highs in 1997 and 2003, to the lowest of lows.
We have all had joyous memories of Craig Counsell hopping on home plate to clinch the 1997 World Series in extra innings. Who could forget Josh Beckett and his masterful complete game shutout in the 2003 World Series?
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On that same token we have all sat by and watched the terrible seasons as well. We have seen the franchise renamed, rebuilt, and new manager after new manager put in place. We have also seen the rebuilt teams get torn apart and sold off to the highest bidder, time and time again.
As Fish fans, some would say that we are the most abused fan base in the Majors. I would disagree. We aren’t abused. Our resolve is tested. The very essence that makes us fans is put to the grind every year. Yet, we stay faithful. We sit quietly waiting for our rise to the top.
Today we are going to list out five of the greatest Marlins of all time. Not just statistically greatest, but, personality and leadership greats as well. These players have all had some impact on the Marlins and their fan base.