William Marriott

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William Earl Marriott

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman William Marriott played parts of six seasons in the big leagues, all in the National League.


Born in Pratt, Kansas, about eighty miles west of Wichita, Marriott first reached the majors with the Chicago Cubs in 1917, going hitless in three games. The book The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant mentions Marriott in 1918 as playing for a service team for the 86th Division's Camp Grand, which also included Tom McGuire. He returned to the Cubs in 1920 and 1921, hitting a respectable .316 in 30 games in the latter season.

After his stint with the Cubs, Marriott returned to the minors. He played for the Mobile Bears of the Southern League in 1923 and 1924, until the Boston Braves selected him in the 1924 Rule V Draft. He was a regular at third for the Braves in 1925, hitting .268 in 103 games. Following the season, he was selected off waivers by the Brooklyn Robins. As their starter at third in 1926, he hit .267 and stole 12 bases, tenth in the NL.

Following his big league days, Marriott was in the minors for several more years, playing for several teams including the Toledo Mud Hens in 1927 and 1928.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for William Marriott