Johnny Marcum

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Johnny Marcum
Born: (1909-09-09)September 9, 1909
Campbellsburg, Kentucky
Died: September 10, 1984(1984-09-10) (aged 75)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1933, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1939, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record65–63
Earned run average4.66

John Alfred "Footsie" Marcum (September 9, 1909 – September 10, 1984) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played for seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) 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).

The final year in Marcum's career, 1939, was split between the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox, mainly in relief.[1]

Marcum was a very good hitting pitcher in his career, compiling a .265 batting average (141-for-533) with 56 runs, 5 home runs and 70 RBI. He batted .311 (37-for-119) for the Philadelphia A's in 1935 and hit .329 (26-for-79) for the Browns and White Sox in 1939. He recorded 17 RBIs in 1935 and 1939 and 13 RBIs in 1934 and 1937.

Marcum died on September 10, 1984 in Louisville, Kentucky.


  1. ^ Johnny Marcum Statistics

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