From BR Bullpen
Marvin Edward Blaylock
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.
- School Fort Smith Junior College
- Debut September 26, 1950
- Final Game September 28, 1957
- Born September 30, 1929 in Fort Smith, AR USA
- Died October 23, 1993 in Conway, AR USA
 Biographical Information
The New York Giants signed 17-year-old Marv Blaylock as an amateur free agent in 1947 and promptly shipped him to the class D Lawton Giants where the young first baseman hit .247 his first year out. Marv was with the same team the following year, hitting .285 in 129 games with 477 at-bats.
Marv was with the 1949 Trenton Giants and the 1950 Jersey City Giants the next two seasons and made it to the Polo Grounds in 1950 for one pinch-hitting appearance. It was back to the minors and on July 5, 1953 the Giants traded him to the IL Syracuse Chiefs for Claude Corbitt. The Chiefs in turn, before the 1954 season started, let the Philadelphia Phillies have him in a minor league working agreement.
After hitting .303 with 22 home runs at Syracuse in 1954, Marv was up with the 1955 Phillies and became their regular first baseman for the next three seasons, ending his major league career in 1957 with a career .235 average. Marv finished out the 1957 year with the Miami Marlins, hitting .252 in 41 games.
Blaylock finished out his baseball career, hitting .300 for the AA Nashville Volunteers in 1959. Marv spent ten years of active play in the minors, seven of those years where in AAA ball. Blaylock appeared in 1,200 minor league games with 4,238 at-bats and 1,151 base hits, 125 of those being home runs and closed out with a .266 career minor league batting average.