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Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has seen game grow, change over long career

...earned some benefit of the doubt over the years.In 1991, Dombrowski joined the expansion Marlins, and they won the 1997 World Series. He became president of the Tigers in 2001.He's been a general manager for three very different franchises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-01/tigers-gm-dave-dombrowsk
Baseball roundup

...surprising Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Friday night to clinch their first playoff berth since winning the 1997 World Series. They'll face the National League West champion San Francisco Giants in a best-of-5 series beginning Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/27/bas_391610.shtml
Baseball
No dismantling this time for Marlins

...up the Marlins? Not this time. The dismantling ordered by founding Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga after they won the 1997 World Series nearly doomed baseball in South Florida, and current owner Jeffrey Loria knows better than to repeat the mistake...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/bas_398551.shtml
Baseball
Braves sign Livan Hernandez

...season and went 8-13 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 starts.Hernandez is a two-time All Star and helped Florida win the 1997 World Series. He also spent time with San Francisco, Montreal, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado and the New York Mets before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-03-30/braves-sign-livan-hernan
Giants hoping to contain Pierre, Castillo as series shifts to Miami

...Now the series moves Friday to Miami, where Pierre, Castillo and the Marlins' largest crowd since Game 7 of the 1997 World Series await. More than 58,000 fans are expected in support of a team that a month ago was drawing barely 10,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/03/bas_393492.shtml
Baseball
Indians edge out the Braves

...for an RBI single. "It was neat to come back here," said Wright, who rose to prominence with the Indians in the 1997 World Series, then spent five years battling inconsistency and shoulder injuries before being released in 2002. The 28-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/12/bra_408476.shtml
Braves
Can Marlins keep it together in '04?

...purge would evoke painful memories of the dismantling ordered by former owner Wayne Huizenga after Florida won the 1997 World Series. "I'm not doing that," Loria said. "I don't want to hear those words." Following the 1997 season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/24/bas_398217.shtml
Baseball
Marlins sale scheduled for approval

...new ballpark, Huizenga started a record payroll purge immediately after the Marlins beat Cleveland in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series. Florida's payroll dropped from $52.5 million to $19.1 million, and the Marlins went 54-108, the worst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/13/oth_250119.shtml
Other sports
Rain doesn't stop game, or the Cards

...very end. It was 48 degrees at game time, the coldest start in a postseason game since it was 46 for Game 5 of the 1997 World Series at Cleveland. The chilly temperatures forced the sellout crowd at Busch Stadium to break out their coats, winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/16/bas_431394.shtml
Baseball
Marlins deal key players to save cash

...titles in the past nine years. Some call it a fire sale, and it resembles what the Marlins did after winning the 1997 World Series. Virtually all of the talent - high-priced or otherwise - was sent away, and Florida won only 54 games in 1998...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/26/bas_26067.shtml
Baseball