Marv Goodwin

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Marvin Mardo Goodwin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Marv Goodwin pitched seven seasons with the Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds in a 15-season Organized Baseball career.

He was the manager of the Houston Buffaloes in the 1924-1925 Texas League. He was a member of the Ellington Field Squadron, a flying unit of the Texas National Guard. He crashed his plane on a training flight while a member of the U.S. Army Air Force Reserve and died three days later at age 34. Thus, 22 years after the Wright brothers' flight, Goodwin became the first major leaguer to be killed in an airplane crash. He is buried in Gordonsville, VA.

His main teammates were Rogers Hornsby, Milt Stock, Austin McHenry and Walton Cruise.

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