On This Date 10/26/1997

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The Florida Marlins become the first Wild Card team to win the World Series, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in 11 innings in Game 7 as Edgar Renteria drives home Craig Counsel with the winning run. Livan Hernandez, who won two games in the series, would be named World Series MVP. However, the joy of the championship would be short-lived as the Marlins team was quickly broken up in a controversial off-season fire sale.