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  • Marty Marion passes away at 93

    http://www.baseballhappenings.net/20...eague-mvp.html

    "Slats" or "The Octopus" has passed away at the age of 93. One of the greatest shortstops of all time, Marion was the MVP of the National League in 1944.
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    It has always amazed at the amount of HoF chatter this very light hitting SS with a short career has received over the years. He must have been one incredible defender.

    RIP.
    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
      It has always amazed at the amount of HoF chatter this very light hitting SS with a short career has received over the years. He must have been one incredible defender.

      RIP.
      He was. I'm just sad that he never lived to see his plaque hanging in Cooperstown. He was a class act both on and off the field.

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      • #4
        He was before my time, but like his teamates Stan and Red, he's one of those guys who never spoke unkindly of others - and in turn, I've never heard anyone speak a bad word about him. Although not known for his offense, he rose to the occasion in the World Series - especially in '43 when he batted .357. He was also an 8 time All Star in addition to his '44 MVP. I'd like to see a montage of his defensive highlights, but couldn't find anything on You Tube.

        A classy guy and he enjoyed a long life - RIP.

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