Mike Marshall (outfielder)

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Mike Marshall
Right fielder
Born: (1960-01-12) January 12, 1960 (age 54)
Libertyville, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1981 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 1991 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 148
Runs batted in 530
Teams
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.

Playing career[edit]

During the course of his career, Marshall played first base, third base, outfield and designated hitter.

As a minor league player, Marshall showed considerable promise. He won the league's Triple Crown in 1981, when he hit .373 with 34 homers 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.[citation needed]

He was elected to the National League All-Star team in 1984.

Marshall has one World Series ring from the Dodgers' 1988 World Series, in which he hit a homer in Game 2.

Managerial and front office career[edit]

Marshall managed the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Northern League from 2000–02 and the El Paso Diablos from 2005-06. He was the field manager, team president and general manager of the Yuma Scorpions, of the Golden Baseball League from 2007-08. After working as manager and team president of the Chico Outlaws during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, and the Outlaws subsequent folding after the 2011 season, Marshall was named as field manager and vice president of baseball operations for the San Rafael Pacifics club for the 2012 campaign.

Personal life[edit]

Marshall also gained some notoriety for dating Belinda Carlisle of the pop band The Go-Go's.[1]

Marshall is married to wife, Mary, and has two children, both students at Stanford University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padgett, John (1997-10-10), NoExit: Belinda Carlisle, BAM 


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