Bob Marquis

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Robert Rudolph Marquis

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Bob Marquis began his professional career in 1947 with the Lufkin Foresters, hitting .346 with 22 doubles and 16 triples in 140 games. He was sent to the Beaumont Exporters in the New York Yankees system, and with them he played in four games, going 0-for-1 at the plate. His 145 runs tied Lew Morton for the Lone Star League lead; no player scored more runs in the league's history. In 1948, he played for Beaumont (two games) and the Quincy Gems (126 games), hitting a combined .333 with 15 home runs, 18 triples and 21 doubles. He led the Three-I League with 108 runs and 164 hits.

Marquis split the 1949 season between Beaumont (20 games) and the Binghamton Triplets (106 games), hitting a combined .236 in 453 at-bats. He hit .293 in 151 games for Beaumont in 1950, and with the Kansas City Blues in 1951 he hit .278 in 123 games. He played for the Blues again in 1952, hitting .246 in 97 games. On August 28, 1952, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds with Jim Greengrass, Ernie Nevel, Johnny Schmitz and $35,000 for Ewell Blackwell.

He spent 61 games in the minors in 1953, after starting the season with the Reds and seeing only limited action in the first half in spite of hitting quite well (.273 with a .477 slugging percentage, mainly as a pinch-hitter). With the Portland Beavers that year, he hit .271. He hit .282 with 16 triples in 143 games for Beaumont in 1954.

After his death in 2007, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, TX.

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