Joe Marshall Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
68 Weight: 170
Born: 2 19, 1876 in Audubon, MN USA
Died: 9 11 1931 in Santa Monica, CA USA
Debut: 9/7/1903
Last Game: 8/17/1906
Full Name: Joseph Hanley Marshall

 

Joe “Home Run” Marshall, shortstop for the 1903 Pirates. He made his Major League debut with the 1903 Pirates as a September call-up. He had played in pro ball as early as 1897 and had spent the 1903 season playing in the Pacific National League for a team aptly named the San Francisco Pirates. That year for San Francisco his teammates hit a combined 22 homers, and that was a group of players that included nine other future or former MLB players. Marshall hit 25 home runs on his own that year, earning a look with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In ten games, he hit .261 with two triples. He played three games at shortstop, a position manned most of the year by Honus Wagner.

Marshall’s home run feats had started two years prior to his big 1903 season. In 1901 he hit 15 homers as the player/manager for Spokane of the Pacific Northwest League. After his stint with the Pirates, Joe returned to the minors in 1904 and hit ten homers in 83 games for the Boise Fruit Pickers, the only player with double figures in homers for the team. The following season he homered seven times for the Vancouver Veterans of the Northwestern League, a team that had just 16 total homers on the year. He spent the 1906 season with the St Louis Cardinals where he hit .158 over 33 games with no homers. It was his last season in the majors, finishing his big league career without hitting a home run in 125 plate appearances. Marshall played in the minors until 1913. During the 1911 season, playing for the Butte Miners of the Union Association, he led the team with 37 doubles, 17 triples and 12 homers. No one else on that team hit more than five homers that season.

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