Willard Marshall

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Willard Marshall
Willard Marshall 1953.jpg
Marshall in about 1953.
Right fielder
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
MLB statistics
Batting average .274
Home runs 130
Runs batted in 604
Career highlights and awards

Willard Warren Marshall (February 8, 1921 – November 5, 2000) 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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Personal life[edit]

Marshall lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey and later in Rockleigh, New Jersey.[1] He was buried at Fairview Cemetery (Fairview, New Jersey).


  1. ^ Heyde, Jack. Pop Flies and Line Drives: Visits with Players from Baseball's Golden Era, p. 48. Trafford Publishing, 2004. ISBN 9781412038898. Accessed May 24, 2016. "Willard lives in a grand old home on a large, gorgeous tree-studded property in rural Rockleigh.... According to Sal Yvars, a former teammate of Marshall's, Willard's previous home in Fort Lee, NJ was built on a hill and had a clear and spectacular view of the city of New York from his back yard."

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