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Frederick Marberry

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

One of the ten best relievers according to The Relief Pitcher for being the most dominant reliever of his era.

Firpo Marberry received his nickname because of a supposed resemblance to Argentine boxer Luis Firpo, who challenged for the Heavyweight championship shortly after Marberry was called up. Marberry hated the nickname, and preferred to be known as Fred.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 6-time AL Games Pitched Leader (1924-1926, 1928, 1929 & 1932)
  • 5-time AL Saves Leader (1924-1926, 1929 & 1932)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1929-1931, 1933 & 1934)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1929, 1931 & 1933)
  • Won a World Series with the Washington Senators in 1924

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