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2003 Florida Marlins
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| 2003 Florida Marlins |
|Major league affiliations|
|Manager(s)||Jeff Torborg and Jack McKeon|
|Local television||FSN Florida|
|Local radio|| WQAM|
|Baseball-Reference||2003 Florida Marlins|
World Series Champions
History, Comments, Contributions
The Marlins pulled off some blockbuster deals during the 2003 off-season, the most impressive being that of signing ten-time Gold Glove-winning catcher Iván Rodríguez. They also traded sluggers Cliff Floyd and Preston Wilson to the Colorado Rockies for lead-off hitter Juan Pierre.
Jeff Torborg, the manager at the start of the season, led 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, to injuries of various severity. On May 11th, Torborg was fired and replaced with Jack McKeon, a fiery, 72-year-old who had begun his managerial career way back in 1973 with the Kansas City Royals.
- LhP Dontrelle Willis was called up from the AA Carolina Mudcats
- RhP Ugueth Urbina was acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Snare and Will Smith
- 3B Miguel Cabrera was called up from the Mudcats.
- 2B Jeff Conine was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league players Denny Bautista and Don Levinski after Mike Lowell suffered a broken wrist just before the deadline for eligibility for the postseason
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Luis Castillo, Mike Lowell and Dontrelle Willis
- NL Rookie of the Year Award: Dontrelle Willis
- NL Gold Glove: Luis Castillo (2B) and Derrek Lee (1B)
- NL Silver Slugger Award: Mike Lowell (3B)
- Topps All-Star Rookie Team: Dontrelle Willis (LhP)
- NL Manager of the Year Award: Jack McKeon
2003 Opening Day Lineup
Luis Castillo, 2b
Juan Pierre, cf
Derrek Lee, 1b
Mike Lowell, 3b
Juan Encarnacion, rf
Alex Gonzalez, ss
Josh Beckett, p
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