RIP “The Octopus”

Marty Marion, 1946

Just saw that old-time player Marty Marion died at age 93. Nicknamed both “The Octopus” and “Slats”,  he was the shortstop on the St. Louis Cardinals teams that won four pennants in the 1940’s (1942, ’43, ’44, and ’46) and three World Series (1942, ’44, and ’46). He was chosen National League MVP in 1944, joined Stan Musial as the only member of that team to pick up an MVP in the era. He was considered one of the premier shortstops of his era. RIP, “Slats.”


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