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Marty Marion


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: The unusually long arms of “The Octopus” grab grounders and liners all over the left side of the infield. In 1942, “Slats” led the league with 38 doubles. He hits in the .270-.280 range, knocks in about 55 runs a year, and walks about the same amount as striking out. Somewhat ho-hum at bat, St. Louis fans are ecstatic at his fielding exploits. There is, perhaps, no better shortstop in baseball. This South Carolinian bats and throws from the right side, is 6’2” and 169 pounds.


Birth Date: December 1, 1916
Birth Location: Richburg, SC
Death Date: March 15, 2011
Death Location: Ladue MO, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 16, 1940
Final Game Date: July 6, 1953
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,572
At Bats: 5,506
Runs: 602
Hits: 1,448
Doubles: 272
Triples: 37
Home Runs: 36
RBIs: 624
Stolen Bases: 35
Base on Balls: 470
Batting Average: 0.263
Position: Short Stop

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