Mike Marshall (outfielder)

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This article is about the MLB outfielder who played from 1981 to 1991. For the pitcher who played from 1967 to 1981, see Mike Marshall (pitcher).
Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall 1984.jpg
Marshall batting for the Dodgers in 1984
Right fielder
Born: (1960-01-12) January 12, 1960 (age 56)
Libertyville, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 7, 1981, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
NPB: 1992, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
Last appearance
MLB: August 4, 1991, for the California Angels
NPB: 1992, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
MLB statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 148
Runs batted in 530
NPB statistics
Batting average .246
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 26
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 had 24 home runs and 22 steals for Class-A Lodi in the Cal League in 1979.[1] He won the league's Triple Crown in 1981, when he hit .373 with 34 homers, 21 stolen bases, and 137 RBIs for the Albuquerque Dukes, a Triple A club in the Pacific Coast League.[1]

He is one of only two LA Dodger minor leaguers to have two 20/20 minor league seasons (Joc Pederson did it in 2013 and 2014).[1]

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 two World Series rings from the Dodgers' 1981 and 1988 World Series, in which he hit a homer in Game 2.

Marhall saw limited action in 2002 with the Independent Northern League Schaumburg, Il Flyers.

Managerial and front office career[edit]

Marshall managed the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Northern League from 2000 to 2002 and the El Paso Diablos from 2005 to 2006. He was the field manager, team president and general manager of the Yuma Scorpions, of the Golden Baseball League from 2007 to 2008. After working as manager and team president of the Chico Outlaws during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. 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.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joc Pederson already in rare company in Dodgers minor league history – True Blue LA
  2. ^ Padgett, John (October 10, 1997), NoExit: Belinda Carlisle, BAM 


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