Runt Marr

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Clifton Ambrose Marr

  • Bats Right
  • Height 5' 5", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Cliff "Runt" Marr led the Nebraska State League in 1922 with a .364 BA, 167 hits, and 116 runs while playing for the Norfolk Elk Horns, where he also took over the managing reigns in mid season.

Marr played in the minor leagues from 1912 to 1916, from 1918 to 1928, from 1931 to 1932 and in 1937, a total of 19 seasons. Despite playing so long, he never reached the major leagues. His statistical record is incomplete, however it is known that he collected at least 1,939 hits, of which at least 361 were doubles, 85 were triples and 88 were home runs. He hit at least ten home runs four years in a row (1921-1924), with a career-high of 19 in 1924. Perhaps his best season was 1922, when he hit .347 with 44 doubles, 14 triples and 17 home runs for the Norfolk Elk Horns and Sioux City Packers.

Later, as a St. Louis Cardinals scout, Marr signed Cloyd Boyer (1945), Ken Boyer (1949), and was the first scout to contact Mickey Mantle. He also spent time as a scout for the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, and New York Mets.

Marr was elected to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1922 Norfolk Elk Horns Nebraska State League 1st -- Lost League Finals replaced Ernie Adams
1923 Springfield Midgets Western Association 70-74 5th
1924 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 97-63 2nd none
1925 Vicksburg Hill Billies Cotton States League 60-62 4th
1926 Raleigh Capitals Piedmont League -- -- replaced by Bennie Allen June 14
1927 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 81-51 1st none League Champs
1928 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 74-63 1st
1930 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 64-72 4th Detroit Tigers
1931 Fort Smith Twins Western Association 74-76 4th none
1932 Fort Smith Twins Western Association -- St. Louis Browns -- replaced by Jerry Mallett June 29
1933 Joplin Miners Western League 55-69 6th St. Louis Browns
1935 Joplin Miners Western Association -- New York Yankees -- replaced by Stanley Hino Aug 8
1942 Springfield (MO) Cardinals Western Association 62-70 4th St. Louis Cardinals
1944 Lima Red Birds Ohio State League -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced by Jack Norris Aug 3
1945 Marion Cardinals Ohio State League -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced Grover Hartley May 26
replaced by Wally Schang May 29
Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League 3rd St. Louis Cardinals replaced Fred Hawn July 28