Miami Marlins

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Miami Marlins fan.

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Kevin Brown: Near-Perfect Game Cap

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Marlins pitcher Kevin Brown wore this cap on June 10, 1997, when he tossed a 9-0 no-hitter against the Giants in San Francisco. Brown was nearly perfect that day, as the only Giants baserunner, Marvin Benard, was hit by a pitch with two outs in the eighth inning.

Craig Counsell: World Series-Winning Shoes

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With the score knotted at 2-2 in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series, the Marlins loaded the bases against Cleveland in the bottom of the 11th inning. When Edgar Rentería lined a single up the middle, Craig Counsell broke from third, touched home plate with these shoes and gave Florida its first World Series crown.

LivÁn HernÁndez: World Series MVP Jersey

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Just two years after defecting from Cuba, rookie sensation Liván Hernández wore this Marlins jersey in Game One of the 1997 World Series, earning the victory over the Cleveland Indians. Eight days later, Florida secured its first World Championship title and the 22-year-old earned Series MVP honors.

Juan Pierre: Stolen Base #600 Shoes

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On May 2, 2013, Marlins speedster Juan Pierre dug these spikes into the dirt at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park and stole third with a head-first slide. With the theft, Pierre became just the 14th player to steal 600 or more bases since the introduction of the modern stolen base rule in 1898.

Tim Raines: Flapless Helmet

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When 23-year big league veteran Tim Raines retired following his 2002 season, he also retired this Marlins batting helmet, the last flapless model in the big leagues. Earflaps were made mandatory in 1983, but a grandfather clause exempted those whose careers began before the rule was adopted.

Giancarlo Stanton: Helmet with Face Guard

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On September 11, 2014, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was struck in the face by a pitch, breaking his jaw. Over the next few seasons, he wore special batting helmets with protective face masks featuring the letter “G” for “Giancarlo.” Stanton wore this helmet in 2016, one year before he blasted 59 homers and won the NL MVP Award.

Ichiro Suzuki: 3,000th Hit Jersey

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Wearing this jersey and using his oft-overlooked power, Ichiro Suzuki hit a triple off the right field wall at Colorado’s Coors Field on August 7, 2016, becoming just the 30th major leaguer and first member of the Marlins to join the elite 3,000-Hit Club.

Chris Volstad: Florida Marlins Cap

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Wearing this cap on September 28, 2011, pitcher Chris Volstad started the final game ever played by the Florida Marlins. The next year the club moved to the newly constructed Marlins Park and changed its name to the Miami Marlins.

Marlins Second World Series Ring

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Commemorating their second World Series title in 2003, the Florida Marlins created championship rings made of 14-carat white and yellow gold and featuring 228 diamond chips, 13 rubies, and a rare teal diamond as the eye of the Marlin.

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