November 06, 2012

7th Inning Catch Facts

  • The blue marlin is one of the biggest fish in the world with females reaching lengths of up to 14 feet in length and weighing more than 1,985 pounds.

  • Marlins spend most of their lives very far out at sea and are highly migratory. They will follow warm ocean currents for hundreds and even thousands of miles.

  • The average life span for a female marlin is 27 years.

  • Blue marlins prefer the warmer temperatures of surface waters where they feed on mackerel and tuna, although they will also dive deeper to catch and eat squid.

  • The blue marlin is known for putting up a tremendous fight when hooked, making these fish the Holy Grail for sport fishers.

  • Kona, Hawaii is home to the biggest marlin ever caught on record, measuring in at 17 feet long.

  • While the blue marlin is not endangered, the fish is constantly threatened because of its prize-winning size and pay out.

  • In 2003, the Miami Marlins beat the 27-time world champion New York Yankees in the World Series after being behind 10 games in the season.

  • While the new Marlins stadium and parking garage cost an estimated $609 million dollars to construct, it also provided 5,000 jobs for the community.

  • 28 year old Miami Marlins pitcher Gaby Sanchez had an away game average of .266.

  • Miami Marlins player Tony Perez is the only player from that team to go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Pitcher Gaby Sanchez also is a 2011 all-star player for first base.

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