You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Bullpen > 1998 Florida Marlins - BR Bullpen

1998 Florida Marlins

From BR Bullpen

Jump to: navigation, search
1998 Florida Marlins
100px-Floridamarlins.gif
Major league affiliations
Location
1998 Information
Owner(s) Wayne Huizenga
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television FSN Florida
Local radio WQAM
WQBA (Spanish)
Baseball-Reference 1998 Florida Marlins

The Florida Marlins' 1998 season started off with the team theoretically trying to defend its title of World Series Champions, a title they won in 1997. Their manager was Jim Leyland. They played home games at Pro Player Stadium. They finished with a record of 54-108, 5th place in the NL East. The team is notable for having arguably the biggest fire sale in sports history, auctioning off nearly all of its notable players.

The players who weren't traded by opening day were dealt away early in the season. In one of those deals, the Marlins acquired all-star catcher Mike Piazza from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a May 14th trade. His tenure as a Marlin was short-lived, however, as he was sent to the New York Mets eight days later in return for a package of youngsters. All of these shenanigans left a bitter taste in fans' mouths, and the team received very little boost in popularity from its Cinderella season of the previous year.

Contents

[edit] 1998 Opening Day Lineup

Cliff Floyd, lf

Edgar Renteria, ss

Ryan Jackson, 1b

Gary Sheffield, rf

Mark Kotsay, cf

Charles Johnson, c

Craig Counsell, 2b

Josh Booty, 3b

Livan Hernandez, p

[edit] Awards and Honors


   

1998 Marlins Roster

   
Manager
  11
   
Coaches
  '
  45
  31
  12
  29
  37
   
Pitchers
  57
  48
  40
  50
  20
  54
  46
  40
  41
  49
  61
  36
  43
  33
  34
  47
  24
  46
  59
  21
  51
  38
   
Catchers
  23
  4
  31
  52
  9
   
Infielders
  13
  24
  2
  1
  30
  39
  8
  22
  3
  25
  18
  27
  16
  19
  25
   
Outfielders
  28
  17
  15
  4
  10
  14
  8

[edit] External links


Florida Marlins/Miami Marlins seasons
1993 · 1994 · 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999 · 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 . 2014
Personal tools