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Florida Marlins Win World Series - 2003-10-26


The surprising Florida Marlins have won Major League Baseball's World Series, defeating the storied New York Yankees 2-0.

Marlins' ace pitcher Josh Beckett earned the complete-game victory late Saturday in New York, shutting down the powerful Yankees' bats with nine strikeouts, while allowing just five hits.

The Marlins broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning when Alex Gonzalez slid under Jorge Posada, the catcher's tag and barely touched home plate with his hand, after a single by Luis Castillo.

Florida added an unearned runs in the sixth after an error by Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.

The World Series title is the second for Florida in just 11 years of existence. Meanwhile, the Yankees lost out on winning their 27th title in the long history of the franchise.

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