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Like the Fort Myers Palms and the Miami Hustlers, Marlins, and Orioles before them, the Fort Myers Miracle continue a tradition of minor league baseball in South Florida that dates back to 1926. Under the stewardship of partial owners Jimmy Buffet and Bill Murray, the Miracle is now a Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins that faces off against rival Florida State League teams in front of crowds of up to 8,500 in Hammond Stadium. In 2014, the Miracle collected 87 wins and claimed their first FSL title since moving to the Sunshine State in 1992. Even before that, though, the team experienced much success, producing players who have gone on to play in the FSL all-star game, the major leagues, and community theater productions of The Sandlot.