Willard Marshall

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Willard Marshall
Willard Marshall 1953.jpg
Marshall in about 1953.
Born: (1921-02-08)February 8, 1921
Richmond, Virginia
Died: November 5, 2000(2000-11-05) (aged 79)
Norwood, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1942 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1955 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .274
Home runs 130
RBIs 604
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1942, 1947, and 1949

Willard Warren Marshall (February 8, 1921 in Richmond, Virginia – November 5, 2000 in Norwood, New Jersey) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1942 through 1955, Marshall played for the New York Giants (1942, 1946–1949), Boston Braves (1952[start]), Cincinnati Reds (1952[end]-1953) and Chicago White Sox (1954–1955). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.


In an 11-season career, Marshall posted a .274 batting average with 130 home runs and 604 RBI in 1246 games played. In 1947 he tied a NL record at the time by hitting three home runs in one game. In 1951 he became the 2nd outfielder in the history of baseball to play an entire season without an error.

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Marshall was buried at Fairview Cemetery (Fairview, New Jersey).

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