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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, 7,069th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Browns 1940-1953

Last Game: July 6, 1953 (Age 35.217)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 15, 2011 in Ladue, MO
Buried: Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Relatives: Brother of Red Marion
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