Nicknamed « Moose » because of his 6-foot-5, 215-pound stature, Mike Marshall spent the bulk of his 11-year (1981-1991) major-league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Batting and throwing right-handed, he was primarily a right fielder, but with a number of games at first base and in left as well.
Who is Mike Marshall married to?
In the postseason, in 26 games, he batted .212 (18-for-85) with 7 runs, 3 home runs and 13 RBI.
Managerial and front office career
Marshall managed the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Northern League from 2000 to 2002 and the El Paso Diablos from 2005 to 2006. He was the field manager, team president, and general manager of the Yuma Scorpions, of the Golden Baseball League from 2007 to 2008. After working as manager and team president of the Chico Outlaws during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Marshall was named as field manager and vice president of baseball operations for the San Rafael Pacifics club for the 2012 campaign.
Marshall attended Buffalo Grove High School.
Marshall briefly dated Belinda Carlisle of the pop band the Go-Go’s.
Marshall and his wife, Mary, and have two children, Michael Allen Marshall Jr. and Marcheta Kay (Marshall) Schroeder; both graduated from Stanford University.
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When did Sammy Sosa leave baseball?
But I can say, with reasonable certainty, that we’ve seen Sammy in a baseball uniform for the last time. » During that year, Sosa accompanied President Leonel Fernández of the Dominican Republic on several diplomatic trips including to the United States, Japan, and Taiwan.
Texas Rangers (2007)
Sosa played his final MLB season with the Rangers in 2007 before retiring two years later.
The Texas Rangers, Sosa’s original team, signed him to a minor league deal worth $500,000 on January 30, 2007. This was the same contract that Sosa turned down the previous year from the Nationals. The contract included an invitation to spring training, where Sosa competed for a spot in the lineup with Nelson Cruz, Jason Botts, and other rookies/prospects. Sosa was successful during spring training and was added to the team’s 25-man roster. He started the 2007 season as the Rangers’ designated hitter and occasional right fielder. At the same time, the Chicago Cubs awarded Sosa’s number 21 to new pitcher Jason Marquis, who coincidentally served up Sosa’s 600th career home run. This caused some concern, due to Sosa’s accomplishments with the Cubs, including his status as the Cubs’ all-time home run leader.
On April 26, 2007, Sosa made history by hitting a home run in his 45th major league ballpark. He has also homered in The Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, near Orlando, Florida, a usually minor-league and Spring training park that hosted a regular season series between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in May 2007, although he did not hit a homer at the two regular season games the Cubs played at the Tokyo Dome in 2000 vs. the Mets. On June 20, 2007, Sosa hit a home run off of Jason Marquis during an inter-league game against the Chicago Cubs. Sosa became only the fifth man in history, following Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds, to hit 600 regular season home runs. The home run was the first one that Sosa had recorded against the Cubs, and as a result he has hit a home run against every active MLB team. Sosa is the Cubs’ all-time home run leader, having hit 545 with that team.
End of career (2008–2009)
On May 28, 2008, Sosa announced that he instructed his agent not to offer his services to any MLB team for the 2008 season, and planned on filing for retirement, but never did. On December 25, 2008, Sosa announced he intended to unretire and play in the World Baseball Classic and once again test the free agent market in hopes of signing with a Major League ballclub in 2009.
Who was the oldest Phillies pitcher?
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May 7, 2010 – Phillies 7, Braves 0
Ten years ago today, Phillies fans were treated to a pitching performance unlike any they have seen or will ever see again in their lifetime. 47-year-old hometown hero Jamie Moyer pitched a complete game shutout, his first since 2006. He became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to record a shutout.
Throughout the night, Moyer had good command of the corners and was able to entice Braves hitters into swinging at his offspeed pitches outside the zone. If there was any hard contact, the ball most likely landed into Shane Victorino’s glove in center field.
Moyer and the Phillies also had an eventful night at the plate. For the second-straight night, Jayson Werth belted a three-run home run with two outs. Chase Utley, Plácido Polanco, Ryan Howard, Wilson Valdez, Raúl Ibañez and Werth all recorded a two-hit game. Moyer worked out an 11 pitch at-bat in the eighth that drove the sold-out crowd at Citizens Bank Park crowd wild.
Why did Sammy Sosa get suspended?
Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa Suspended for Corked Bat Sammy Sosa‘s surge from a decent player into a power hitting superstar led to PED whispers in the early 2000’s. On this day in 2003, the Chicago Cubs slugger was suspended for eight games for using a corked bat two days before.
Sammy Sosa had been a solid player with a nice blend of power and speed before breaking out in a major way in 1998. In three of the next four seasons, he would hit over sixty home runs, although the one time he led the league in homers would be that fourth year when he did not hit sixty. The Chicago Cubs outfielder had established himself as one of the great power hitters in the game.
However, by the time that 2003 had come about, Sosa had fallen under the dark cloud of PED suspicions. He had been a slender player before suddenly turning into the heavily muscled slugger we came to know. While he never failed a PED test, that cloud of suspicion remained.
Sosa did not help himself on June 3, 2003.
Did McGwire and Sosa save baseball?
Myth: Baseball was dying in 1998. The home run chase of Roger Maris’s record of 61 home runs in a single season by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa prevented baseball’s demise.
Lots of bloggers, journalists, and analysts say that these two « sluggers » saved the game of baseball by bringing back excitement to the game. And that baseball was in a dire situation due to a strike that occurred three years earlier.
I call shenanigans. Baseball was doing just fine and these two did not « save » it. In fact, they arguably ruined baseball. Ten years later, we learned that that magical year was an illusion….like magic. But I digress. The home run chase did not save baseball:
1. Attendance was on the rise already. In 1998, there was no huge increase and there was actually a decrease in 1999.
Here’s a chart of the average attendance from 1995-1999:
|Year Avg Attd % Difference|
What do these numbers mean? A couple of things. For one thing, baseball was « not dying. »In fact, it was quite healthy. In 1996, there was a 6.5% increase in attendance and in 1997 there was a 4.9% increase in attendance.
Why did the White Sox trade Sammy Sosa?
Part of the reason Sosa was traded was because he had issues with White Sox hitting coach Walt Hriniak, who wanted him to hit to all fields and stop trying to just hit home runs. Hriniak wanted the 1990 version of Sosa, who was the only player in baseball with double-figures in doubles, triples, home runs, stolen bases and outfield assists … and he drove in 70 runs to boot!
Sosa would become the face of the Cubs and challenge all-time home run marks in the late 1990s. However, in the wake of the steroid scandal, he left baseball with a cloud over him. He fell off of the Hall of Fame ballot in 2022, never having garnered more than 18.5% from voters.
How long has Mike Marshall been with WDRB?
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What year did WDRB start?
As an independent station
On July 7, 1965, Consolidated Broadcasting Company, a group of five people from Chillicothe, Missouri, with no television station experience (but were eventually shareholders for what would become ill-fated Kansas City independent station KCIT-TV), filed for a construction permit for the channel. The permit was granted on April 20, 1966, but it would be nearly five years before any station came to air. Antenna height issues and permitting setbacks caused delays for the new WDRB-TV and for another applicant on channel 21. Approval was finally obtained that summer, and Consolidated renovated a building that had housed a lithograph studio on East Main Street in the Butchertown neighborhood to serve as WDRB-TV’s studios.
WDRB-TV finally signed on the air on February 28, 1971, becoming the first independent station in the Louisville market. Initially, the station signed on at 3:00 p.m. on weekdays; its programming included low-budget afternoon children’s programming and occasional news updates provided by anchor Wilson Hatcher and, most notably, the Saturday night horror film strand Fright Night, hosted by local theater actor Charlie Kissinger. Not long after going on air, WDRB-TV debuted an afternoon children’s program, « Presto the Magic Clown », hosted by Bill « Presto » Dopp. The station was profitable within months and unexpectedly respectable, matching then-ABC affiliate WLKY (channel 32) in the ratings, even without a local news department. General manager Elmer Jaspan credited the station’s immediate success to a strong signal, programming, and the fact that the Louisville market already had a commercial UHF station.
Consolidated Broadcasting Corporation sold the station for $6.5 million in 1977 to the Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company (which later became the Cowles Media Company) in 1977. In 1980, the station moved from Butchertown to its present location on Muhammad Ali Boulevard. However, one upgrade that Cowles sought failed to materialize. Beginning in late 1977, WDRB-TV had campaigned for a shift to channel 21. In 1981, however, an administrative law judge denied the application and preferred the competing bid from the Word Broadcasting Network, only for the FCC review board to overturn the decision.
Cowles exited television in the early 1980s; after selling its only other station, KTVH in Hutchinson, Kansas, it sold WDRB to Block Communications of Toledo, Ohio for $10 million in 1983. Under Block, WDRB-TV dropped the channel 21 application, clearing the way for WBNA to launch on the channel. Block began to increase WDRB’s profile in the market by acquiring higher-rated and more recent off-network sitcoms and dramas to its schedule, along with a focus on the broadcast rights for the burgeoning athletic programs of the University of Louisville’s Cardinals, which the station won in 1985 and held for two years.
As a Fox affiliate
On October 9, 1986, WDRB-TV became an affiliate of the Fox network.
Who is the sports anchor for WDRB?
Tyler Greever – Sports Director – WDRB Media | LinkedIn.