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Tuesday, June 01, 2021

‘Iron Mike’ Marshall, first reliever to win Cy Young Award, dies at 78

Mike Marshall, who became the first reliever to win the Cy Young Award when he set a major league record by pitching 106 games in a season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 78.

Marshall died Monday night at home in Zephyrhills, Florida, where he had been receiving hospice care, according to the Dodgers, who spoke Tuesday to his daughter Rebekah. She did not give a cause of death.

The team planned a moment of silence for Marshall before a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Marshall pitched in the majors from 1967 to 1981 for nine teams, compiling a record of 97-112 and 3.14 ERA. He recorded 880 strikeouts and 188 saves.

Marshall won the National League Cy Young Award in 1974, going 15-12 with a 2.42 ERA and 21 saves. The right-hander nicknamed “Iron Mike” set major league records that season for most appearances (106), relief innings (208⅓), games finished (83) and consecutive games pitched (13).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 01, 2021 at 11:33 PM | 43 comment(s)
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