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Marty Marion

Martin Whiteford Marion (Slats, The Octopus or Mr. Shortstop)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 1, 1917 in Richburg, SC
High School: Tech HS (Atlanta, GA)
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 22.137)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Browns 1940-1953

Final Game: July 6, 1953 (Age 35.217)
Died: March 15, 2011 in Ladue, MO
Buried: Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Relatives: Brother of Red Marion
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1940 STL NL 22 SS 125 123 105 644 245 366 33 76 .949 4.89 .950 5.50
1941 STL NL 23 SS 155 155 140 826 299 489 38 85 .954 5.08 .951 5.17 MVP-24
1942 STL NL 24 SS 147 146 126 775 296 448 31 87 .960 5.06 .955 5.22 MVP-7
1943 STL NL 25 SS 128 121 109 676 232 424 20 93 .970 5.13 .954 5.30 AS,MVP-13
1944 STL NL 26 SS 144 141 132 750 268 461 21 90 .972 5.06 .954 5.41 AS,MVP-1
1945 STL NL 27 SS 122 120 107 630 237 372 21 70 .967 4.99 .947 5.26 MVP-8
1946 STL NL 28 SS 145 145 137 791 290 480 21 105 .973 5.31 .957 5.15 AS,MVP-28
1947 STL NL 29 SS 141 149 131 796 329 452 15 104 .981 5.54 .963 5.11 AS
1948 STL NL 30 SS 142 142 129 727 263 445 19 80 .974 4.99 .959 4.98 AS
1949 STL NL 31 SS 134 134 122 700 242 441 17 74 .976 5.10 .961 5.04 AS,MVP-25
1950 STL NL 32 SS 101 99 92 860.0 504 180 313 11 73 .978 5.16 4.88 .961 5.22 5.16 AS
1952 SLB AL 34 SS 63 59 37 455.1 248 105 138 5 41 .980 4.80 3.86 .962 4.94 4.94
1953 SLB AL 35 3B 2 1 1 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.82 0.50 .960 3.35 3.35
12 Seasons SS 1547 1534 1367 1315.1 8067 2986 4829 252 978 .969 5.04 5.05 .956 5.12 5.20
1 Season 3B 2 1 1 11.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.82 0.50 .960 3.35 3.35
13 Seasons TOT 1549 1535 1368 1326.1 8068 2987 4829 252 978 .969 0 0 5.00 5.05 .956 5.11 5.19
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1940 STL NL 22 SS
1941 STL NL 23 SS
1942 STL NL 24 SS
1943 STL NL 25 SS
1944 STL NL 26 SS
1945 STL NL 27 SS
1946 STL NL 28 SS
1947 STL NL 29 SS
1948 STL NL 30 SS
1949 STL NL 31 SS
1950 STL NL 32 SS
1952 SLB AL 34 SS
1953 SLB AL 35 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons SS
1 Season 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1940 STL NL 22 125 123 125 125 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 STL NL 23 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 STL NL 24 147 146 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 STL NL 25 129 121 129 128 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1944 STL NL 26 144 141 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 STL NL 27 123 120 123 122 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1946 STL NL 28 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1947 STL NL 29 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 STL NL 30 144 142 144 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1949 STL NL 31 134 134 134 134 0 0 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 STL NL 32 106 99 106 101 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1952 SLB AL 34 67 59 67 63 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1953 SLB AL 35 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 Seasons 1572 1535 1572 1557 0 0 0 0 2 1555 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1940 STL NL 22 1150 57% 86% 24% 115 89% 0 61 27 30 4 93 67 22 0 4 13 1 9 3 11 21 5 0 11 2 1 20 5 15 1 1 0
1941 STL NL 23 1619 64% 82% 28% 162 94% 0 78 40 30 9 130 103 22 0 1 11 1 9 1 8 23 8 0 11 0 1 20 8 12 1 0 1
1942 STL NL 24 1272 61% 83% 26% 148 93% 0 83 44 31 8 112 83 22 0 0 7 0 7 0 7 25 9 3 6 2 0 21 12 8 3 3 0
1943 STL NL 25 1442 65% 83% 26% 153 96% 0 77 41 27 9 126 87 30 0 2 4 0 4 0 4 37 18 1 9 2 1 31 19 12 4 2 1
1944 STL NL 26 1933 65% 82% 25% 224 93% 0 92 51 35 6 171 135 35 0 2 9 0 7 2 8 31 14 3 9 1 1 28 17 11 2 1 1
1945 STL NL 27 1197 55% 87% 27% 111 88% 0 67 29 33 5 82 64 16 0 1 7 0 6 1 7 18 4 0 10 1 0 16 4 11 1 0 1
1946 STL NL 28 3721 66% 83% 28% 426 91% 1 222 96 100 26 342 272 56 0 11 17 0 10 7 16 71 19 4 16 16 6 62 23 38 7 3 4
1947 STL NL 29 3078 68% 81% 26% 317 93% 7 171 83 73 15 244 169 62 1 4 6 0 4 2 4 61 30 1 18 4 2 57 31 25 4 2 2
1948 STL NL 30 2782 67% 81% 28% 297 91% 1 128 70 44 14 222 162 55 0 5 16 2 12 2 13 41 16 4 11 1 2 35 21 14 4 2 0
1949 STL NL 31 3545 70% 82% 28% 403 93% 6 157 94 54 9 303 219 71 1 3 10 0 9 1 10 52 26 4 10 3 2 47 32 15 5 3 2
1950 STL NL 32 2975 68% 82% 27% 314 93% 5 145 67 69 9 247 179 62 2 2 10 0 9 1 8 60 30 4 16 4 0 56 34 20 3 1 2
1952 SLB AL 34 1605 62% 83% 26% 142 92% 2 88 36 40 12 116 83 28 0 4 5 0 5 0 5 38 15 1 11 5 2 35 16 18 2 1 1
12 Seasons 26319 65% 83% 27% 2812 92% 22 1369 678 566 126 2188 1623 481 4 39 115 4 91 20 101 478 194 25 138 41 18 428 222 199 37 19 15
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1953 SLB AL 35 42 36% 86% 31% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 42 36% 86% 31% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 83% 27% 89% 69%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1960 BBWAA (13.8%)
1962 BBWAA (10.0%)
1964 BBWAA (24.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 8.5%)
1966 BBWAA (28.5%)
1967 BBWAA (30.8%)
1967 Run Off ( 7.2%)
1968 BBWAA (31.4%)
1969 BBWAA (32.9%)
1970 BBWAA (40.0%)
1971 BBWAA (34.2%)
1972 BBWAA (30.3%)
1973 BBWAA (33.4%)

All-Star Games
1943 (SS)
1944 (SS)
1945--not played
1946 (SS)
1947 (SS)
1948
1949
1950 (SS)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (24, 2%)
1942 NL (7, 24%)
1943 NL (13, 6%)
1944 NL (1, 56%)
1945 NL (8, 21%)
1946 NL (28, 1%)
1949 NL (25, 1%)
1 MVP
1.12 Career Shares (219th)

Assistss c a p y
1941 NL  489 (1st)
1942 NL  448 (3rd)
1944 NL  461 (5th)
1946 NL  480 (1st)
1947 NL  452 (3rd)
1948 NL  445 (4th)
1949 NL  441 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1940 NL  33 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  125 (5th)
1941 NL  155 (1st)
1942 NL  147 (2nd)
1943 NL  128 (3rd)
1944 NL  144 (3rd)
1945 NL  122 (3rd)
1946 NL  145 (2nd)
1947 NL  141 (3rd)
1948 NL  142 (5th)
1949 NL  134 (5th)
Career  1,547 (56th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  245 (4th)
1941 NL  299 (5th)
1942 NL  296 (3rd)
1943 NL  232 (3rd)
1944 NL  268 (3rd)
1945 NL  237 (4th)
1946 NL  290 (1st)
1947 NL  329 (1st)
1948 NL  263 (4th)
1949 NL  242 (5th)
Career  2,986 (45th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  366 (5th)
1941 NL  489 (1st)
1942 NL  448 (3rd)
1943 NL  424 (3rd)
1944 NL  461 (3rd)
1945 NL  372 (4th)
1946 NL  480 (1st)
1947 NL  452 (2nd)
1948 NL  445 (4th)
1949 NL  441 (4th)
Career  4,829 (51st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  33 (4th)
1941 NL  38 (4th)
1942 NL  31 (4th)
1943 NL  20 (5th)
1946 NL  21 (5th)
Career  252 (99th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  76 (4th)
1941 NL  85 (3rd)
1942 NL  87 (2nd)
1943 NL  93 (2nd)
1944 NL  90 (2nd)
1945 NL  70 (3rd)
1946 NL  105 (1st)
1947 NL  104 (1st)
1948 NL  80 (4th)
Career  978 (39th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1950 NL  5.16 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1941 NL  5.08 (3rd)
1943 NL  5.13 (4th)
1944 NL  5.06 (3rd)
1945 NL  4.99 (4th)
1946 NL  5.31 (2nd)
1947 NL  5.54 (1st)
1948 NL  4.99 (3rd)
1949 NL  5.10 (3rd)
Career  5.05 (61st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  .949 (2nd)
1941 NL  .954 (4th)
1942 NL  .960 (3rd)
1943 NL  .970 (2nd)
1944 NL  .972 (1st)
1945 NL  .967 (2nd)
1946 NL  .973 (2nd)
1947 NL  .981 (1st)
1948 NL  .974 (1st)
1949 NL  .976 (2nd)

                           

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