Marty Marion - 1951 Bowman

Martin Whiteford Marion (1917-2011) played his entire career as a shortstop in St. Louis with the Cardinals (1940-1950) and the Browns (1952-1953). Due to his tall, lanky build and freakishly long arms able to scoop up grounders as if they were tentacles earned him the nickname “The Octopus.” Marion was an exceptional fielder, leading National League shortstops in fielding percentage four times and posting a career .969 fielding percentage in 12 seasons. Due to a trick knee, Marion was exempt from military service during World War II. In 1942, he led the NL in doubles with 38 and in 1944 was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player behind a .267 average, 135 hits including 26 doubles and 63 RBI as he guided the Cards to the 1944 World Series championship over the cross-town Browns. Marty was an eight-time All-Star selection from 1943-1950 and was a World Series champion three times (1942, 1944, 1946). Marty Marion retired with a .263 career batting average with 1,448 hits including 272 doubles, 602 runs and 624 RBI. Marion managed the 1951 Cardinals before taking over the helm of the Browns in 1952 as player/manager. He moved on to manage the Chicago White Sox to three third place finishes from 1954-1956. In six seasons as a Major League skipper, Marion compiled a 356-372 record in 731 games.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
3 NM-MT+ 8.5 (4)

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