1998 Florida Marlins season
|1998 Florida Marlins|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Dave Dombrowski|
|Local television||Sports Channel Florida|
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien, Tommy Hutton, Jay Randolph)
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien, Jon Sciambi)
(Felo Ramírez, Manolo Alvarez)
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The Florida Marlins' 1998 season was the 6th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in the National League. It would begin with the team attempting to defend their World Series Champion title, having won the title in 1997. Their manager was Jim Leyland. They played home games at Pro Player Stadium. They finished with a record of 54–108, dead last in the NL East. The team is notable for having arguably the biggest fire sale in sports history, auctioning off nearly all of their most notable players. The 1998 Marlins were the first defending World Series champions to finish last in their division. After winning on opening day against the Chicago Cubs, the Marlins would lose 11 straight, the most consecutive losses by a reigning champion. The Marlins would finish 0-9 against 3 teams: Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Milwaukee. The 1998 Marlins are the last team in baseball history to finish winless against 3 separate opponents.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- November 18, 1997: Devon White was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Jesus Martinez (minors).
- December 15, 1997: Scott Podsednik was drafted by the Texas Rangers from the Florida Marlins in the 1997 rule 5 draft.
- December 15, 1997: Derrek Lee was traded by the San Diego Padres with Steve Hoff (minors) and Rafael Medina to the Florida Marlins for Kevin Brown.
- December 21, 1997: Kevin Millar was signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.
- June 22, 1998 – The first interleague game between the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays took place at Tropicana Field. The rivalry would be known as the Citrus Series. The Marlins won the game in twelve innings by a score of 3-2.
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Record vs. opponents
1998 National League Records
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The Mike Piazza trades
- May 14, 1998: Mike Piazza was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich, Charles Johnson, and Gary Sheffield.
- May 22, 1998: Mike Piazza was traded by the Florida Marlins to the New York Mets for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz (minors).
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Starters by position
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
- Devon White Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Scott Podsednik Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Jacob Brumfield Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Bobby Bonilla Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007