May 10, 2011
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Taking his talents to South Beach has worked out quite well for Greg Dobbs. The former Phillie started at third base for the Florida Marlins in Monday's series opener. It was the ninth time in 10 games that Dobbs started at third for the Marlins. The increased playing time came with a hot bat: Dobbs was up to .359 with 23 hits in 27 games. For some perspective, Dobbs didn't have his 23d hit in 2010 until July 24. The 32-year-old Dobbs always said he just needed more playing time.
January 28, 2005 |
Carlos Delgado and the Florida Marlins finalized their $52 million, 4-year contract yesterday, a move that could change the balance of power in the NL East. Delgado, who hit at least 30 home runs each of the past eight seasons with Toronto, passed his physical Wednesday and was introduced at a news conference. "I want to put myself on a team that has a chance to win, and that's the Florida Marlins," Delgado said in Miami. "I can't wait to meet the guys. " Florida won out over the New York Mets, who also offered $52 million.
April 6, 1993 |
Baseball in Florida looked like a winner. With perfect weather and a sellout crowd yesterday, the Florida Marlins made their historic debut a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Charlie Hough, the 45-year-old knuckleballer who grew up near Miami, pitched the first six innings for the victory. When closer Bryan Harvey earned the save, his teammates ran onto the field to celebrate in a scene that looked more like October than Opening Day. "Yahoo," Hough said. "I'm kind of proud to be a part of it. " "It was a big game," second baseman Bret Barberie said.
May 26, 1994 |
Ken Hill twice escaped a bases-loaded jam to beat the Florida Marlins. "They had me on the ropes, and they let me get away," said Hill, who allowed one run in seven innings to earn his eighth victory as the visiting Montreal Expos defeated the Marlins last night in Miami, 3-1. Catcher Darrin Fletcher drove in two runs, giving him seven in two games. Hill (8-2) tied St. Louis's Bob Tewksbury for the National League lead in wins. The Marlins left the bases loaded in the second and fifth innings.
April 29, 2002 |
On the heels of an ownership change, contraction talk, and failed progress for a new stadium, the Florida Marlins are suffering through record-low attendance at Pro Player Stadium. Yesterday, in an attempt to juice up the size of the crowd, the team invited dog owners to bring their pets to the park to see the Marlins play the world champion Arizona Diamondbacks. It was called "Dog Day Afternoon" at the ballpark. The result was a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. The bad news: The Marlins lost, 5-4. The good news: The Marlins, who had been averaging about 11,000 fans per home game, drew 13,976 fans and 312 dogs.
May 10, 1994 |
Gary Sheffield of the Florida Marlins suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder while trying to make a diving catch in right field last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Miami. "It doesn't look real good right now," Marlins manager Rene Lachemann said. "It looks like we could lose him for a while. " Ryan Bowen, Florida's starting pitcher last night, experienced pain in his left side on his second pitch of the game. He wound up going six innings, but he was X-rayed after the game and will be X-rayed again today.
August 30, 1998 |
Bishop Eustace graduate Marc Sauer, the 1998 Inquirer South Jersey baseball player of the year, signed a contract with the Florida Marlins yesterday. Sauer, a righthanded pitcher who was drafted in the eighth round, left on Wednesday for Clemson University, where he had a baseball scholarship. On Thursday, before attending his first class, he had a change of heart and drove back home with his parents and sister. The terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Sauer's father, Len, said the signing bonus was higher than what an eighth-round pick normally receives.
May 30, 2001 |
Two former Phillies have emerged as candidates for the job as the Florida Marlins' manager, which was vacated when John Boles was fired Monday. Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, who was the runner-up to Larry Bowa for the job as the Phillies' manager in the off-season, was mentioned as a top candidate for the position in yesterday's edition of the Miami Herald. Another source said the Marlins players are lobbying for former Phillies manager Terry Francona to get the job over former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Buck Showalter.
September 10, 2003 |
Mike Lowell hasn't given up on returning to the Florida Marlins' lineup before the regular season ends. Lowell, the Marlins' cleanup hitter, suffered a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a fastball from Montreal reliever Hector Almonte on Aug. 30. The original estimate had Lowell missing the rest of the regular season. He is scheduled to see his doctor Friday when the Marlins return home from a six-game road trip. "The swelling has gone down considerably," Lowell said.
October 18, 2003 |
It's the best team money could buy vs. the best team in baseball since late May. The Florida Marlins look to knock out the big, bad New York Yankees with an old-school manager, a few veterans and a bunch of kids. It should be fun. Prime-time players. Ivan Rodriguez hit .321 (9 for 28) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in the NL championship series to earn MVP honors. He also hit .353 (6 for 17) with one homer and six RBIs in the NL division series against San Francisco. So, yes, he has come up pretty big lately.