Miami Dolphins

Fins at 50: A look at the history of the Miami Dolphins

A smiling Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula leaves the field at Joe Robbie Stadium on Sept. 22, 1991. The Dolphins defeated the Green Bay Packers to give Shula his 300th victory.
A smiling Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula leaves the field at Joe Robbie Stadium on Sept. 22, 1991. The Dolphins defeated the Green Bay Packers to give Shula his 300th victory. AP file

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Ever since businessman Joe Robbie and TV star Danny Thomas were awarded a franchise by the AFL on on Aug. 16, 1965, the Miami Herald has recorded the triumphs and tragedies of the Miami Dolphins. As the team enters its 50th season, the Herald celebrates the Dolphins' storied past and looks forward to a bright future with the series ‘Fins at 50.’

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