Marlin Stuart

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Marlin Stuart
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Stuart as a member of the St. Louis Browns (1953)
Pitcher
Born: (1918-08-18)August 18, 1918
Paragould, Arkansas
Died: June 16, 1994(1994-06-16) (aged 75)
Paragould, Arkansas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1949, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
August 8, 1954, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record23–17
Earned run average4.65
Innings pitched485⅔
Teams

Marlin Henry Stuart (August 8, 1918 – June 16, 1994) was an American Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

Before beginning his major league baseball career, he played for Paragould High School and local American Legion teams, while working as a farmer and picking cotton. Stuart began playing in the minors in Mayfield, Kentucky, in 1939. He was born in Paragould, Arkansas and attended high school at Greene County Tech.

Stuart, a right-handed pitcher, originally signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Browns in 1940. He first appeared in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 1949. He pitched 30 games for Detroit (with some return visits to the minor leagues) until 1952, when he was traded to the Browns. He pitched for the Browns for the remainder of 1952 and in 1953, when he was second in the American League with 60 appearances and led the Browns with eight wins. His last season was 1954, when he pitched in 22 games for the Baltimore Orioles and 10 games for the New York Yankees.

On June 27, 1950, Stuart pitched a perfect game for the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association.

He was married to Freda Stuart, who died in 2004. They had one son, Marlin Richard Stuart.

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