Firpo Marberry

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Frederick Marberry

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

One of the ten best relievers according to The Relief Pitcher for being the most dominant reliever of his era.

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 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

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