Miami Marlins, American professional baseball team based in Miami that plays in the National League (NL). The Marlins have won two NL pennants and two World Series championships (1997, 2003). Founded in 1993 as an expansion team alongside the Colorado Rockies, the team (which was known as the Florida Marlins until 2011) unsurprisingly got off to a slow start, posting losing records in each of their first four seasons but improving each year. The Marlins had their first winning record in 1997 and qualified for the postseason as the NL Wild Card winner (as owner of the best record for.
The Dodgers won NL pennants in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953 but lost the World Series to the crosstown New York Yankees each time, earning the Dodgers the affectionate nickname “Dem Bums” and precipitating their fans’ famous annual lament, “Wait ’til next year.” In the midst of this run, the Dodgers made history in April 1947 by calling up African American third baseman Jackie Robinson (who had been signed to a minor league contract by the pioneering Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey two years earlier), shattering Major League Baseball’s long-standing colour barrier. In 1955 the Dodgers finally bested the Yankees and won the franchise’s first World Series title behind a lineup led by future Hall of Famers Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, and Duke Snider.