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Conine returns to Florida, retires from baseball as a Marlin

Updated: March 28, 2008, 9:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Jeff Conine signed a one-day contract with the Florida Marlins on Friday, so he could retire as a member of the team with whom he won two World Series championships.

Conine -- known throughout the organization as "Mr. Marlin" -- was 4-for-4 as the starting left fielder in the franchise's first game in 1993, and was part of Florida's title runs in 1997 and 2003.

He finished his career with a .285 average, 214 home runs, 1,071 RBIs and 1,982 hits in 2,024 games with six ...

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