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2003 Florida Marlins
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Major league affiliations
Location
2003 Information
Owner(s) Jeffrey Loria
Manager(s) Jeff Torborg and Jack McKeon
Local television FSN Florida
Local radio WQAM
WQBA (Spanish)
Baseball-Reference 2003 Florida Marlins

The 2003 Florida Marlins were the National League Wild Card Winners, the National League Champions, and the World Series Champions.

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[edit] Offseason

The Marlins pulled of some blockbuster deals during the 2003 off season, the most impressive being that of 10-time Gold Glove winning catcher Iván Rodríguez. They also traded sluggers Cliff Floyd and Preston Wilson to the Rockies for lead-off man Juan Pierre.

[edit] Sluggish start

Jeff Torborg, the manager at the start of the season, lead the team to a 16-22 start, one of the worst in the league. They had lost their three top pitchers, A.J. Burnett, Josh Beckett and Mark Redman. On May 11, Torborg was fired and replaced with Jack McKeon, a fiery, 72 year old who began his managerial career way back in 1973 with the Kansas City Royals.

[edit] Midseason acquisitions

[edit] 2003 Opening Day Lineup

President George W. Bush shakes hands with Marlins skipper Jack McKeon while hosting the 2003 World Series champs

Luis Castillo, 2b

Juan Pierre, cf

Ivan Rodriguez, c

Derrek Lee, 1b

Mike Lowell, 3b

Juan Encarnacion, rf

Todd Hollandsworth, lf

Alex Gonzalez, ss

Josh Beckett, p

[edit] Awards and Honors


   

2003 Marlins Roster

   
Manager
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  '
   
Coaches
  '
  '
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Pitchers
  29
  32
  21
  33
  40
  43
  49
  38
  44
  41
  39
  36
  56
  45
  31
  57
  55
  91
  58
  74
  48
  35
   
Catchers
  17
  52
  7
   
Infielders
  1
  11
  25
  19
   
Outfielders
  21
  20
  18
  43
  14
  9
  4
   
Other Positions
  22
  6
  10
  12


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2003 Postseason

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NL Division Series (3-2) Cubs (NLC) over Braves (NLE)

NL Division Series (3-1) Marlins (WC) over Giants (NLW)

NL Championship Series (4-3) Marlins over Cubs

World Series (4-2) Marlins over Yankees

AL Championship Series (4-3) Yankees over Red Sox

AL Division Series (3-1) Yankees (ALE) over Twins (ALC)

AL Division Series (3-2) Red Sox (WC) over Athletics (ALW)


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