Fred “Firpo” Marberry

Fred “Firpo” Marberry

Birth
Streetman, Freestone County, Texas, USA
Death 30 Jun 1976 (aged 77)
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, USA
Burial Streetman, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13485398 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. Considered one of the great relief pitchers in baseball history. The right-hander pitched 14 years in the major leagues, compiling a 147-89 record, 3.63 earned run average and 101 saves. With Washington from 1923-32, he led the American League six times in appearances and five times in saves. He was 19-12 in 1929, 15-5 in 1930 and 16-4 in 1931. In the 1924 World Series he started Game 3 against the New York Giants and was the losing pitcher as he yielded five hits and three runs in three innings in a 6-4 loss. He saved both Games 2 and 4. He also pitched three shutout innings in Game 7 as the Senators won 4-3 in 12 innings. The following year he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against Pittsburgh, but the Pirates won the title in seven games. He was traded on Dec. 14, 1932 along with Carl Fischer to Detroit for pitcher Earl Whitehill. He was 16-11 in 1934 and 15-5 in 1935. He struggled in the 1935 World Series, but the Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs in six games. He finished his career with the New York Giants and Senators in 1936.

Bio by: Ron Coons



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 28 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13485398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred “Firpo” Marberry (30 Nov 1898–30 Jun 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13485398, citing Birdston Cemetery, Streetman, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .