Florida Marlins Sign First Player

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16 Dec 1991

The newly formed franchise of the Florida Marlins signs its first player, 16-year-old pitcher Clemente Nunez. Nunez never stepped on the mount for the Marlins, but he played as far as AA and had a good run with the Brevard County Manatees. The Marlins played their first game, winning 6-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers, on April 5, 1993. The Marlins would go on to win the World Series in 1997 and 2003 before moving to a new stadium and being renamed the Miami Marlins in 2012.


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