- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut August 11, 1923
- Final Game June 10, 1936
- Born November 30, 1898 in Streetman, TX USA
- Died June 30, 1976 in Mexia, TX USA
Firpo Marberry received his nickname because of a supposed resemblance to Argentine boxer Luis Firpo, who challenged for the Heavyweight championship shortly after Marberry was called up. Marberry hated the nickname, and preferred to be known as Fred.
He was an American League umpire in 1935, working 96 games. What is unusual is that he also pitched 5 games for the Detroit Tigers in the early part of that season, and then came back to pitch for both the New York Giants and the Washington Senators in 1936.
- 6-time AL Games Pitched Leader (1924-1926, 1928, 1929 & 1932)
- 5-time AL Saves Leader (1924-1926, 1929 & 1932)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1929-1931, 1933 & 1934)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1929, 1931 & 1933)
- Won a World Series with the Washington Senators in 1924
- Mark Armour: "Firpo Marberry", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 93-96. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6