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Pedro is a writer and Marlins fan from Miami, Florida. He does various types of writing and is a member of both the South Florida Writers Association and Caribbean International Writers Association. He has a B.A. in English and is a former Language Arts and Journalism high school teacher. His Twitter account is @pedrorfigueroa.

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This Day in Marlins History: Al Leiter traded

Sixteen years ago, the Marlins traded Al Leiter to the New York Mets for three prospects.

Marlins History: Carlos Delgado Signs With Marlins

Nine years ago, on January 25, 2005, Carlos Delgado agrees to terms with the Marlins.

Marlins History: Ivan Rodriguez Joins Marlins


This week marks the eleventh anniversary of when Ivan Rodriguez agreed to join the Marlins.

History: John Henry becomes Marlins owner

Fifteen years ago, on January 19, 1999, the sale of the Marlins from H. Wayne Huizenga to John Henry was completed.

Marlins History: Paul Lo Duca signed to extension

Nine years ago, the Marlins and catcher Paul Lo Duca agree to a contract extension.

Marlins History: Uggla gets extra contract year

Three years ago, Dan Uggla agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a five-year contract extension.

Marlins history: Marlins acquire Kurt Abbott

Twenty years ago, the Marlins acquired infielder Kurt Abbott for a speedy young minor league outfielder named Kerwin Moore.

History: Plans for Marlins new stadium announced

On December 17, 2000, City of Miami officials and the Marlins announced plans for a new baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.

Marlins History: First Rule 5 Draft

On December 7, 1992, the Marlins participated for the first time in the Rule 5 draft and select pitchers Stanley Spencer and Mike Myers and outfielder Scott Pose.

Marlins History: Carl Barger passed away

Twenty-one years ago today, Carl Barger, the Marlins' first team president, collapsed and passed away during the 1992 MLB Winter Meetings.

Marlins History: Castillo, Pierre traded

Eight years ago this week, the Marlins traded Luis Castillo and Juan Pierre, two of the team's top-of-the-order catalysts, in two separate trades.

Marlins History: The Week of Trades

This week in Marlins history marks a time period when the Marlins have been historically more active than at any other time of the year.

Marlins History: The first 1997 fire sale trade

Sixteen years ago, the Marlins traded All-Star Moises Alou, thus resulting in the start of the Marlins franchise developing a poor reputation.

History: Fredi Gonzalez becomes first MiLB manager

On this day in Marlins history, November 7, 2013, Fredi Gonzalez becomes the Marlins first minor league manager, paving the way to his eventually taking over the Fish 15 years later.

Marlins History: Task force for MLB expansion

On this date in Marlins history, back in 1987, U.S. Senators from eight states formed a task force to investigate baseball expansion that eventually led to the formation of the Marlins.

Marlins History: Marlins hire Rene Lachemann

On October 22, 1992, the Florida Marlins made their first managerial hire, as they chose the experienced Rene Lachemann to run the expansion franchise.

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