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Stars come out at Marlins Trivia Night

On Friday night, the Miami Marlins and the Marlins Foundation invited fans to a special Trivia Night at the ballpark. Guests had an opportunity to test their knowledge against their favorite Marlins players.

Alfredo Mesa, executive director of the Marlins Foundation, said, "Trivia Night is a way for us to come together, raise money for charity, do it in a way that's fun. That brings all our players together with our coaches and our fans, and to do it in a place like the Clevelander, that's very, very Miami." The proceeds for this event will benefit the Marlins Charity Partner Program.

One player in attendance was Juan Pierre. He is very excited about the upcoming season, and his return to the Marlins.

"It feels good, never thought this would be a possibility in my career because I know they went young the last couple of years," he said. 

This October will be the 10-year anniversary of the Marlins' 2003 World Series title, of which Juan Pierre was a part.

"I left as a young kid, now I'm probably one of the oldest guys on the team," he said. "But it feels good to be back in South Florida."

Steve Cishek, who was also in attendance on Friday night, is emerging as a bright young star. In 2012, he saved 15 games and has been invited to represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

"It's an honor, and an absolute blessing and it's something I've been wanting to do my whole life," he said. "I really can't wait to get started and to see all our names on these USA jerseys."

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