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Florida Marlins: 2003 World Series Champions

Pudge Rodriguez and the Marlins celebrate the club's second World Series win. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Second to none: Marlins win it all
The Marlins rose from the ashes, going from 10 games under .500 on May 22 to winning the Wild Card race. Then they won the exciting Division Series and NLCS, capping off their incredible run with a World Series triumph over the Yankees.  Full story >

It looked like an upset, but it wasn't
For most of the known world, what happened in Yankee Stadium on Saturday night will be regarded as an upset of global, maybe even galactic, proportions. The Florida Marlins, though, did not quite see it the same way. They just figured that the better team won.  Full story >

Molding the Marlins into champions
The reshaping of the Marlins into a championship team began last November when GM Larry Beinfest pulled off a blockbuster, three-team trade with the Rockies.  Full story >
World Series: Marlins defeat Yankees, 4-2
Throughout their improbable playoff run, the Marlins dealt with Barry Bonds, curses and goat and ghost stories, not to mention a matchup with the most storied franchise in professional sports. No matter how daunting the task, the Marlins remained focused on the here and now while allowing others to talk about all the lore at Yankee Stadium.

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Championship Series: Marlins defeat Cubs, 4-3 0
From the time Jack McKeon took over as manager on May 11, the Marlins performed with a quiet confidence and unwavering calmness through a season packed with adversity. Now, a team given little chance to contend is World Series bound. In stunning fashion, the Marlins rallied behind rookie Miguel Cabrera's four RBIs and Josh Beckett's four stellar innings of relief to claim the National League pennant with a 9-6 victory over the Cubs in the decisive Game 7.

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Division Series: Marlins defeat Giants, 3-1
By winning three straight games, two emotionally draining at home, the Marlins took the series over the Giants, 3-1. A Division Series record crowd of 65,464 at Pro Player Stadium watched the Marlins move on to the Championship Series for the second time in the franchise's 11 seasons.

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