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2005 Before taking the field, the Marlins are told by an emotional Jack McKeon that he is managing the team for the last time. After applause and hugs for their 73 year-old skipper, the Florida players respond by rallying to tie the score with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and then defeat the NL East champion Braves in the next frame when Juan Pierre singles home to winning run in the Fish's 7-6 walk-off victory.
2016 Unbeknownst at the time, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton becomes the last player to be issued a four-pitch intentional walk when he gets a free pass in the top of the eighth inning off Nationals relief pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in Miami's 10-7 loss in Washington. To speed up the game, the implementation of the strategic base-on-balls will become automatic next season, making it unnecessary to throw four balls out of the strike zone to walk a batter.

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