September 9, 1909|
|Died: September 10, 1984
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 7, 1933 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1939 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||4.66|
John Alfred "Footsie" Marcum (September 9, 1909 – September 10, 1984) was a professional baseball pitcher, for seven seasons in Major League Baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago White Sox.
Marcum was born on September 9, 1909, in Campbellsburg, Kentucky.
Marcum entered the major leagues late in the 1933 season at the age of 23 with the Philadelphia Athletics, compiling a record of 3-2 in five appearances. He spent the next two years with the Athletics as one of their main starting pitchers. He went 14-11 in 1934 and 17-12 in 1935.
Marcum spent 1936-1938 with the Boston Red Sox, going 8-13, 13-11, and 5-6, respectively. His ERA stayed relatively the same throughout the first six years in his career (between 4.00 and 5.00, roughly).
Marcum died on September 10, 1984 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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