Mike Marshall (outfielder)
Marshall batting for the Dodgers in 1984
January 12, 1960 |
|September 7, 1981, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 4, 1991, for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||530|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Allen Marshall (born January 12, 1960 in Libertyville, Illinois) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played all or part of eleven seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1981 to 1991. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, both of the National League, and the Boston Red Sox and California Angels, both of the American League. He also played one season in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1992. Marshall served as president and general manager of the Chico Outlaws of the North American League. Marshall is now commissioner of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
As a minor league player, Marshall showed considerable promise. He had 24 home runs and 22 steals for Class-A Lodi at in the Cal League in 1979. He won the league's Triple Crown in 1981, when he hit .373 with 34 homers, 21 stolen bases, and 137 RBIs for the Albuquerque Dukes, a Triple A club in the Pacific Coast League.
In his first major league at bat against the San Francisco Giants in September 1981, he smashed a line drive over the right field wall at Dodger Stadium that bounced sharply off a stairwell and back onto the field. Jack Clark, playing right field, quickly picked up the ball and threw it back to the infield; due to the speed and trajectory of the ball, and Clark's routine actions, the umpires ruled it a double. Clark apparently admitted to Marshall later that it was a homer.
He was elected to the National League All-Star team in 1984.
Marhall saw limited action in 2002 with the Independent Northern League Schaumburg, Il Flyers.
Managerial and front office career
Marshall managed the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Northern League from 2000 to 2002 and the El Paso Diablos from 2005 to 2006. He was the field manager, team president and general manager of the Yuma Scorpions, of the Golden Baseball League from 2007 to 2008. After working as manager and team president of the Chico Outlaws during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Marshall was named as field manager and vice president of baseball operations for the San Rafael Pacifics club for the 2012 campaign.
Marshall is married to wife, Mary, and has two children, both students at Stanford University.
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