The Miami Marlins 2023 season was one of achievement. The biggest impacts of the season can’t be summarized into just 3 memories but a list has to start somewhere and there are certainly 3 big moments from the season that you could point out as huge.
Marlins fans won’t soon forget the 2023 season that had a lot of different highlights on the field. The off the field moves I wouldn’t consider a memory for the list, although the trade deadline as a whole was fun. Having multiple trades at the last minute of the deadline that made huge splashes to the roster won’t be forgotten, especially if those acquired stick around for a while. Here goes the list from least to best memories of the past season.
3 Marlins Making the Playoffs
The Marlins had one of the toughest schedules in August and their record showed it. They had their worst month record of the season and needed a strong finish in September to make the playoffs. The Marlins did that and more as they soared into the playoffs on the back of a 3 game winning streak and winning 5 of their last 6 games. They did so well they soared into the second wild card spot.
The Marlins made the playoffs for the first time in 20 years in a non-shortened season and fans won’t soon forget it. Even though their appearance in October was short-lived, the memory is a great one and hopefully one that will repeat soon. Since they did exit early is does rank as third. If they had gotten but one playoff win it might be the top memory.
2 Arraez hits for the cycle
One for the history books! Luis Arraez hit for the cycle for the first time in Marlins history on April 11, 2023. The game was the Marlins’ 4,700th game in team history and Luis Arraez cemented his name into the history books. Arraez got the most difficult hits out of the way first with a double, triple, then home run. The cycle was finished with a single in the 8th inning and Arraez made history.
Luis Arraez was a name that many Marlins fans got to know really quick with this cycle. This however was likely a foreshadowing of the huge impact he would have on them the rest of the way. Arraez was ready to take the reins.
1 Arraez .400 chase
Arraez made national news the moment they found out he was close to a .400 season. Every sports news outlet was going on about it and it was great to see the Marlins make big time news. On July 11th he was hitting .383, and even closer to .400 at the end of June. Arraez was on a roll that fans hoped would continue all season.
Arraez didn’t end up hitting .400 but he did win the batting title and that’s no small victory. Arraez’ streak was fun to watch and read about as it carried on over the course of a few months. Maybe we will have the same chase next year!
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