Leo Marentette

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Leo Marentette
Pitcher
Born: (1941-02-18)February 18, 1941
Detroit, Michigan
Died: May 8, 2014(2014-05-08) (aged 73)
Lambertville, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1965 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1969 for the Montréal Expos
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.32
Innings 8⅓
Teams

Leo John Marentette, Jr. (February 18, 1941 – May 8, 2014) was an American professional baseball player and relief pitcher in the Major Leagues who played for the Detroit Tigers (1965) and the Montréal Expos (1969). Listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 metres), 200 pounds (91 kilograms), Marentette batted and threw right-handed.

In a two-season career, Marentette posted a 6.75 ERA in five pitching appearances, giving up four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out one in 8⅓ innings of work. He did not have a decision or save. He pitched three scoreless innings for the Tigers in September 1965. Then, in 1969, Marentette was recalled from Triple-A to pitch for the Expos during the expansion team's maiden season. He appeared in three games during the Expos' June California road trip, one against each of the three teams based there, and gave up four earned runs in 5⅓ innings. He left baseball after the 1970 season. He won 74 games during an 11-season minor league career.

On May 8, 2014, Marentette died of a heart attack at the age of 73.[1]

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  1. ^ Zaborney, Mark (May 10, 2014). "Leo J. Marentette, Jr.; 1941-2014: Mud Hens’ star pitcher played in big leagues". The Blade. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 

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