This Day in Marlins History: April 7

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13 May 2001: Ricky Bones #29 of the Florida Marlins .Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

The Florida and Miami Marlins have won 10-of-24 games throughout their 27-season major league history on April 7.


Born 51-years-ago today, right-handed reliever Ricky Bones spent his final two major league seasons with the Marlins. An 11-season veteran in total, Bones struck out 100 in 141 1/3 innings for the Marlins in 117 contests. He pitched to a 4.78 ERA and a 1.592 WHIP in 2000 and 2001. Bones had been the Mets bullpen coach from 2012 through 2018, and returns to the role after a season as the High-A St. Lucie Mets pitching coach in 2019.


31-year-old catcher Vinny Rottino made an eight-game pit-stop with the Florida Marlins in 2011, going two-for-12 from the plate. An eventual six-season major league veteran, he retired from ball in 2016.


Dodgers 4, Marlins 2

The Marlins played host to 41,552 paying customers and the LA Dodgers in their third ever game, dropping to 1-2 at Joe Robbie Stadium.

Chris Hammond (0-1, 4.50) turned in a quality start despite the loss, keeping the Dodgers to three runs over six innings.

The Marlins, who matched the Dodgers with nine hits, were led by two hits each from Jeff Conine and Bret Barberie. Of the Marlins nine hits, none were for extra bases. Although Florida started the game with a .500 record, their drop below .500 as a franchise would be permanent right through today.

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