Mike Marshall (outfielder)

Michael Allen Marshall (born January 12, 1960), nicknamed "Moose" is an American former professional baseball player and current commissioner of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. He played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1981 to 1991, most notably as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers with whom he was named an All-Star player and won a world championship in 1988. He also played for the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and the California Angels. After his major league career, he 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.

Mike Marshall
Marshall batting for the Dodgers in 1984
Right fielder
Born: (1960-01-12) January 12, 1960
Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 7, 1981, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
NPB: 1992, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
Last appearance
MLB: August 4, 1991, for the California Angels
NPB: 1992, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
MLB statistics
Batting average.270
Home runs148
Runs batted in530
NPB statistics
Batting average.246
Home runs9
Runs batted in26
Career highlights and awards

Playing career

Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Marshall showed considerable promise as a minor league player. He had 24 home runs and 22 steals for Class-A Lodi in the Cal League in 1979.[1] He won the league's Triple Crown in 1981, when he hit .373 with 34 homers, 21 stolen bases, and 137 RBIs for the Albuquerque Dukes, a Triple A club in the Pacific Coast League.[1]

He is one of only two LA Dodger minor leaguers to have two 20/20 minor league seasons. (Joc Pederson did it in 2013 and 2014.)[1]

He was elected to the National League All-Star team in 1984. He had perhaps his best season in 1985, when he hit .293 and set career highs with 28 home runs, 95 runs batted in, 72 runs scored, and 267 total bases.

Marshall has two World Series rings from the Dodgers' 1981 and 1988 World Series wins in which he hit a homer in Game 2.

Marshall saw limited action in 2002 with the Independent Northern League Schaumburg Flyers.

Career statistics

11 1035 3908 3593 433 971 173 8 148 530 247 810 .270 .321 .446 .986

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.

Personal life

Marshall attended Buffalo Grove High School.

Marshall briefly dated Belinda Carlisle of the pop band the Go-Go's.[2][3]

Marshall and his wife, Mary, and have two children, Michael Allen Marshall Jr. and Marcheta Kay (Marshall) Schroeder; both graduated from Stanford University.


  1. Stephen, Eric (August 22, 2014). "LA Dodgers minor league 20-20 seasons". True Blue LA.
  2. Padgett, John (October 10, 1997), NoExit: Belinda Carlisle, BAM
  3. "MIKE MARSHALL : If He Smiled More and Struck Out Less : . . . Well, Maybe Just Smiled More". Los Angeles Times. October 8, 1985.

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