Clifton Ambrose Marr
- Bats Right
- Height 5' 5", Weight 150 lb.
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.