Marshall Riddle

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Marshall Lewis Riddle (Jit)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 155 lb.

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Marshall Riddle was a Negro League infielder noted for his glove.

Riddle debuted in 1937 with the St. Louis Stars. He started at second base for the 1938 Indianapolis ABCs and hit .400 in the short Negro American League season. In 1939, he batted .268 for the St. Louis Stars. He played in the second East-West Game of 1939. Replacing Billy Horne at second base in the 6th, he went 0 for 2, retired by Terris McDuffie and Leon Day in a 10-2 loss.

Riddle backed up Tommy Sampson at second for the West in the 1940 East-West Game. He was retired by Ray Brown in his lone plate appearance in a 11-0 loss. In 1941, Riddle was moved to shortstop by St. Louis. He played for the Jacksonville Red Caps in 1942 and hit .228 as the second baseman for the 1943 Cleveland Buckeyes, his final season in the Negro Leagues.

After a 7-year hiatus, Riddle returned in 1951 with the Trois-Rivières Royals, hittinbg .238 and slugging .262 in 56 minor league games.


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