Chip Marshall (baseball) – Wikipedia

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American baseball player (1919-2007)

Baseball player

Chip Marshall
Charles Anthony Marshall.jpg
Catcher
Born: Charles Anthony Marchlewicz
(1919-08-28)August 28, 1919
Wilmington, Delaware, US
Died: April 15, 2007(2007-04-15) (aged 87)
Wilmington, Delaware, US

Batted: Right

Threw: Right

June 14, 1941, for the St. Louis Cardinals
June 14, 1941, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Games played 1
Plate appearances 0
Fielding average 1.000

Charles Anthony “Chip” Marshall (born Charles Anthony Marchlewicz;[1][2][3] August 28, 1919 – April 15, 2007) was a professional baseball catcher who appeared in a single game for the 1941 St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Listed at 5 feet 10.5 inches (1.791 m) and 178 pounds (81 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.

Biography[edit]

Marshall played in the minor leagues from 1937 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1952.[4] He served in the United States Army from June 1943 through October 1945.[2][5] In 13 minor league seasons, he appeared in 1057 games, compiling a .240 batting average with 38 home runs and at least 155 RBIs.[4] While predominantly a catcher, he also played 46 games as a second baseman in 1942.[4]

Marshall’s lone major league appearance came with the St. Louis Cardinals on June 14, 1941, in a home game against Brooklyn Dodgers played at Sportsman’s Park.[6][7] With the Cardinals losing in the eighth inning, 12–5, Marshall entered the game as a pinch runner, replacing fellow catcher Gus Mancuso, who had just reached first base on a fielder’s choice.[6] Marshall did not advance, as the next two batters made outs, ending the inning.[6] Marshall stayed in the game defensively for the top of the ninth inning, handling relief pitcher Ira Hutchinson.[6] In an uneventful inning, Marshall made one putout, retiring batter Jimmy Wasdell.[6][a] The Cardinals did not score in the bottom of the ninth, and Marshall did not have a plate appearance.[6] As this was his only major league appearance, he holds a career 1.000 fielding average in MLB.[1]

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Marshall worked for the United States Postal Service after his professional baseball career, retiring in 1983.[3] He was a coach for Babe Ruth League baseball for 18 years,[b] and was a 1982 inductee of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame.[3] Marshall was married and had one daughter.[3] He died in his home city in 2007, aged 87, and was interred there.[1]

  1. ^ Years later, Marshall noted that it was a foul pop-up he caught in front of the Dodgers’ dugout.[8]
  2. ^ Marshall stated that it was American Legion Baseball that he coached for 18 years.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c “Chip Marshall”. Retrosheet. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b “Ten Delaware Boards List Draftees Who Will Leave Soon”. The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. July 1, 1943. Retrieved August 2, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c d “Charles Marchlewicz ‘Chip Marshall’. The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. April 17, 2007. p. 16. Retrieved August 2, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c “Chip Marshall Minor Leagues Statistics & History”. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  5. ^ “Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File”. fold3.com. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f “Brooklyn Dodgers 12, St. Louis Cardinals 5”. Retrosheet. June 14, 1941. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  7. ^ Haley, Martin J. (June 15, 1941). “Dodgers Rout Cardinals, 12-5”. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. p. 3E. Retrieved August 2, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ a b Tellis, Richard (1998). Once Around the Bases: Bittersweet Memories of Only One Game in the Majors. Triumph Books. pp. 44–49. ISBN 1572432772.

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