While the Marlins may be stumbling here during the 2019 season, know that this franchise has had more than its fair share of bleak moments. Remember 2003? Just 38 games into the campaign, with the Fish limping out of the gate at a disappointing 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest had seen enough: they fired Jeff Torborg as manager. In an unpopular move (at the time), they brought 72-year-old Jack McKeon out of retirement to lead the Marlins instead.
This Saturday will mark the 16-year anniversary of the franchise making this iconic move.