Marlins name Hill baseball operations chief, Jennings general manager

MIAMI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Miami Marlins, with another losing season about to conclude, Sunday promoted Michael Hill to baseball operations chief and Dan Jennings to general manager.

Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations

MIAMI, July 28 (UPI) -- Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez has resigned amid allegations of abusive behavior toward players, the team confirmed Sunday.

Jeb Bush rejected in offer to buy Marlins

MIAMI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An offer by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to buy the Florida Marlins has been rejected by team owner Jeffrey Loria, The Miami Herald reports.

Traded Buehrle says Marlins 'lied' to him

MIAMI, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Former Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle and his agent said Wednesday the team lied to them in signing the left-hander only to trade him a year later.

MLB OKs Toronto-Miami trade

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Monday gave his blessing to the multi-player trade involving Miami and Toronto.

Player injured in 2005 signed by Marlins

MIAMI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Adam Greenberg, hit in the head with a pitch in 2005 in his only major-league appearance, has signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins.

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Guillen introduced as Marlins' manager

MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Ozzie Guillen, released as manager of the Chicago White Sox Monday, was introduced Wednesday as the manager of the Florida Marlins.
Report: Marlins ink Vazquez to 1-year deal

Report: Marlins ink Vazquez to 1-year deal

MIAMI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Florida Marlins have agreed to terms with veteran free agent pitcher Javier Vazquez on a one-year contract, sources told MLB.com Sunday.

Marlins: TV deal needed for move to Texas

SAN ANTONIO, April 3 (UPI) -- David Sansom, president of the Florida Marlins, says that a multi-million-dollar television deal is the minimum requirement for the team to move to San Antonio.

Marlins to bring back Jack McKeon

MIAMI, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jack McKeon will return as manager of the world champion Florida Marlins in 2004.

Ivan Rodriguez signs with Marlins

MIAMI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Florida Marlins on Wednesday signed free agent catcher Ivan Rodriguez, the top defensive backstop of the 1990s, to a one-year contract worth $10 million.

Montreal 6, Florida 5

MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero's RBI infield single in the top of the sixth inning snapped a tie Thursday night and the Montreal Expos extended their winning streak to six g

Jeff Torborg to stay with Marlins

MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Torborg will be back as manager of the Florida Marlins next season, the team announced Thursday.

Former Expos partners sue Selig

MIAMI, July 16 (UPI) -- In a case challenging any attempt to eliminate major league baseball in Montreal, 14 former owners of the Expos filed suit Tuesday against Commissioner Bud Seli
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Jeffrey Loria

Jeffrey H. Loria is an art dealer and is owner of the Florida Marlins. Born November 20, 1940 and raised in Manhattan, Loria took an early interest in baseball, attending his first New York Yankees game in the late 1940s. Loria attended New York City's Stuyvesant High School, and Yale University, where he initially took pre-med courses. With a requirement to take a history class, Loria chose art history.

After college, he worked in a newly-established art-buying program for Sears, launched with the help of actor Vincent Price. In 1965, at the age of 24, he opened his private art dealing business, Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., on Manhattan's Upper East Side and wrote a book, Collecting Original Art. He specializes in 20th century masters. His collection includes works by Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. Loria graduated from Columbia Business School in 1968 and published his second book, What's It All About Charlie Brown?, a look at life through the Peanuts comic strip (co-written with Pat K. Lynch).

In 1989, Loria purchased the Oklahoma City 89ers, then a Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team won the American Association championship in 1992. Loria sold the team in 1993 and began looking to buy a Major League team. Loria lost out to Peter Angelos in his bid to purchase the Baltimore Orioles in 1994. On December 9, 1999, he bought a 35 percent stake in the Montreal Expos for $75 million CAD (approximately $50 million USD) and became the managing general partner. When a series of cash calls went unanswered, Loria ended up with 92.5 percent of the team. He headed an ownership group that included the city of Montreal and Stephen Bronfman, son of founding owner Charles Bronfman.

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