January 12, 1960 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 7, 1981 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 4, 1991 for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||530|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Allen Marshall (born January 12, 1960 in Libertyville, Illinois) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played all or part of eleven seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1981 to 1991. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, both of the National League, and the Boston Red Sox and California Angels, both of the American League. He also played one season in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1992. Marshall served as president and general manager of the Chico Outlaws of the North American League. Marshall is now commissioner of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Playing career 
As a minor league player, Marshall showed considerable promise. He won the league's Triple Crown in 1981, when he hit .373 with 34 homers and 137 RBIs for the Albuquerque Dukes, a Triple A club in the Pacific Coast League.
In his first major league at bat against the San Francisco Giants in September 1981, he smashed a line drive over the right field wall at Dodger Stadium that bounced sharply off a stairwell and back onto the field. Jack Clark, playing right field, quickly picked up the ball and threw it back to the infield; due to the speed and trajectory of the ball, and Clark's routine actions, the umpires ruled it a double. Clark apparently admitted to Marshall later that it was a homer.
He was elected to the National League All-Star team in 1984.
Harry Caray's "Cocaine for his foot" statement 
The legendary announcer, Harry Caray, once said during a Cubs telecast that, "Mike Marshall is going back to LA to get some cocaine for his foot." His partner in the booth, color commentator Steve Stone, quickly interjected, "Uh, Harry, that's novacaine."
Managerial and front office career 
Marshall managed the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Northern League from 2000–02 and the El Paso Diablos from 2005-06. He was the field manager, team president and general manager of the Yuma Scorpions, of the Golden Baseball League from 2007-08. After working as manager and team president of the Chico Outlaws during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, and the Outlaws subsequent folding after the 2011 season, Marshall was named as field manager and vice president of baseball operations for the San Rafael Pacifics club for the 2012 campaign.
Personal life 
Marshall is married to wife, Mary, and has two children, both students at Stanford University.
- Padgett, John (1997-10-10), NoExit: Belinda Carlisle, BAM
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