Martin Whiteford Marion
Slats or The Octopus 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) by the Signed St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1936.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 22)
vs. PIT 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Browns 1940-1953 Final Game: July 6, 1953 (Age 35)
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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News -- November 2013
11/14 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: What Does the Off-Season Mean for Players?: The baseball season has been officially over for about two weeks now, and already the grumblings have begun: “When does ... News -- October 2013
10/23 Fungoes.net: Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Rivalry All-Time Teams: As the Cardinals and Red Sox prepare to begin their fourth World Series against each other, let’s commemorate the occasion ... News -- September 2013
9/20 Baseballhotcorner.com: The 5 Worst MVP Seasons: So this is the third and probably final article I’ve written in this vein. If you’re interested in this kind of thing, ... News -- April 2013
4/15 Not in the Hall of Fame: 81. Marty Marion: Marty Marion won the NL 1944 MVP based primarily on his leadership and fielding skills as opposed to anything he did with his ... News -- March 2013
3/14 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: March 14 Senators Birthdays John Wyeth (Red) Marion B Mar. 14, 1914 D Mar. 13, 1975 Senators Short Timer Red Marion spent 2 distinct ... News -- December 2012
12/12 The Cardinal Nation Blog: Cardinals number 12s on 12/12/12A look back at some prominent St. Louis Cardinals to have worn the number 12 jersey. ...
12/5 Call to the Pen: Jacob Ruppert, Hank O’Day, Deacon White Go Into Hall Of Fame: While everyone else was going crazy trying to dissect what is going to happen during this month’s vote on modern-day players ...
12/3 The Cardinal Nation Blog: Cardinals Breadon, Marion fall far short of Hall of Fame: Two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the last Century were not elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in voting ...
12/1 WasWatching: The Greatest Fielding SS Of All-Time Is…: First, start with this list - Rk Player Rfield From To Age G 1 Mark Belanger 240 1965 1982 21-38 2016 2 Ozzie Smith 239 1978 1996 ... News -- November 2012
11/29 Call to the Pen: Hall Of Fame Nominee Marty Marion: Marty Marion, who died last year in his nineties, knew he was never going to be elected to the Hall of Fame based on his hitting ...
11/19 STLCardinalBaseball: How Important Is The Middle Infield?: The Cardinals haven't had a decent middle infield in more than five years, yet they continue to win. Is the middle infield really ...
11/19 Wahoo Sam: The Hall of Fame case for shortstop Marty Marion: This is the fourth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. If it hadn’t ...
11/13 Wahoo Sam: O’Doul’s exclusion from Hall of Fame ballot is a mistake: Next month in Nashville, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of voting for the Pre-Integration Era ballot. ... News -- May 2012
5/31 WasWatching: Great Fielding Shortstops: Here’s one cut at an all-time list - Rk Player Rfield From To Age G 1 Mark Belanger 240 1965 1982 21-38 2016 2 Ozzie Smith ... News -- December 2011
12/29 High Heat Stats: Random game: Sept. 3, 1950: Pittsburgh 12, St. Louis 11 (10 innings) I've never met a box score I didn't like. I happened upon this one by searching ... News -- November 2011
11/11 WasWatching: Best WAR During War: Which “full-time” players had the best ”WAR” totals in baseball from 1940 through 1945? Here are some ... News -- March 2011
3/16 My Pinstripes: Marty Marion, Cardinals Legend, Passes at 94 | Baseball Digest: Marty Marion, Cardinals Legend, Passes at 94 | Baseball DigestMarty Marion was one of the best shortstops in the game during his ... News -- February 2011
2/11 PAAPFLY: Cubs fans can dream: Sorry, Cardinals fans, this is going to be painful.Jason Rosenberg of It’s About the Money (IIATMS) recently had his day as ...