A Fish Tale For The Ages

The long-suffering Cubs and Red Sox were the sentimental postseason favorites. The A's, Braves and Giants were respected veterans. Then there were the inevitable Yankees--haughty and dominant, with a pitching rotation that could walk into the Hall of Fame. But it was the young, underrated FLORIDA MARLINS--a franchise just 11 years old, with a 72-year-old manager and a laughable attendance record--who survived. After eliminating the Giants and the Cubs, Florida fell behind two games to one against the Yanks, only to roar back with three straight wins, ending with 23-year-old Josh Beckett's 2-0 shutout. It was the Marlins' second World Series...

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