January 16, 1891|
|Died: October 21, 1925
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 7, 1916 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 1925 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||3.30|
Marvin Mardo Goodwin (January 16, 1891, in Gordonsville, Virginia – October 21, 1925, in Houston, Texas), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1916-1925. He would play for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Goodwin was known for throwing the spitball, and he was one of the 17 pitchers allowed to continue throwing the pitch after it was outlawed in 1920.
Goodwin crash landed his airplane at Ellington Field on October 18, 1925. The accident occurred during a training exercise with the Army Air Force Reserve. Goodwin, who had flight experience dating back to World War I, experienced a tailspin about 200 feet in the air. He was hospitalized with serious injuries including two broken legs. His piloting skills were credited with saving him from immediate death.
- "Pitcher Hurt in Plane Crash". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. October 19, 1925.
- Faber, Charles. "SABR Baseball Biography Project: Marv Goodwin". Retrieved August 12, 2012.
- Mitchell, Houston (September 7, 2011). "Notable athletes who have died in plane crashes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
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