Sunday, December 12, 2010

TTM Success: Marty Marion

I sent Marty Marion a TTM request on November 26th and I recieved a response back on December 2nd. I didn't have any cards of Marion so I sent him an index card and asked him to sign it and the inscription, 1944 NL MVP. He returned my index card unsigned, but included a card of his own signed and a postcard of him signed. Thanks Marty!

Marion spent his entire playing career in St. Louis. 1940 -1950 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and then as a player-manager for the St. Louis Browns from 1952. He managed the Cardinals in 1951 and the Browns again in 1953, but did not play. He also managed the CHicago White Sox from 1954 - 1956.

Dubbed "The Octopus" by sportswriters because of his long arms at shortstop, Marion was an 8 time all-star and the 1944 National League Most Valuable Player. He also helped the Cardinals win 3 World Series titles (1942, 1944, and 1946).

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