Ollie Marquardt

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Ollie Marquardt
Second baseman
Born: (1902-09-22)September 22, 1902
Toledo, Ohio
Died: February 7, 1968(1968-02-07) (aged 65)
Port Clinton, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1931, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 8, 1931, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.179
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
Teams

Albert Ludwig "Ollie" Marquardt (September 22, 1902 – February 7, 1968) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1931 season. Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 156 lb., Marquardt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Toledo, Ohio.

Marquardt appeared in 17 games for the hapless 1931 Red Sox as a 28-year-old rookie. He was just one of nine second basemen tried by manager Shano Collins, in a team that finished 6th in American League with a 59–93 record. In 15 fielding appearances, Marquardt played at second base (13), shortstop (1) and third, compiling a collective .947 fielding percentage. He was a .179 hitter (7-for-39) with one double, two RBI and four runs without home runs. He later became a successful minor league manager, posting a 293–189 record for the Class-B Cedar Rapids Raiders of the Three-I League from 1939 through 1942 –including three consecutive championship titles (1940–42)–, and leading the 1944 Toledo Mud Hens to a 95–58 finish in the American Association.

Marquardt died in Port Clinton, Ohio at age 65.

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