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Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 2004. Vecsey, George. Baseball: A History of America’s Favorite Game. New York: Modern Library, 2008. com. These links are routinely monitored and updated to provide the most current information available. org This hall of fame and museum highlights the greatest players and moments in the history of baseball. com This has been the Marlins’ spring-training ballpark since 2003. 47 INDEX Alou, Moises, 7, 8, 23, 31 Beckett, Josh, 25, 27–28, 31, 32–33, 35, 37 Bell, Heath, 41 Boles, John (manager), 18, 24 Bonilla, Bobby, 7, 8 Brown, Kevin, 9, 10, 23 Buehrle, Mark, 41 Burnett, A.

Miguel Marlins fans wanted to hear: Cabrera, a 20-year-old rookie “This is not 1997. This is 2003. ” in 2004. The core of the The team Marlins could not returned for 2004. McKeon recapture the magic of 2003. was back as manager. Pitchers They finished 83–79 and missed Josh Beckett, Dontrelle Wil- the playoffs. In 2005, a promising sea- lis, and Carl Pavano returned. So did Juan Pierre, Luis son unraveled quickly in Hanley Ramirez, shown in 2010, was a consistent star for the Marlins since he won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2006.

It was on to Game 7. pressure of playing in a big As shell-shocked Cubs fans World Series game at Yankee watched, the Marlins won 9–6 Stadium. As usual, McKeon’s to reach the World Series. instincts proved correct. Beck- In the World Series, the ett was sensational. He gave up Marlins faced the mighty New just five hits and shut out New York Yankees, who had gone York as the Marlins won 2–0. 101–61 in the regular season. The Marlins were World Series The visiting Marlins won 3–2 champions again!

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