Fred Marberry, born in Streetman, became baseball's first great relief pitcher. His combination of an overpowering fastball and near-perfect control helped the 1924 Washington Senators win the World Series over the New York Giants. Marberry played 14 years in the major leagues with the Washington Senators (1923-1932, 1936) Detroit Tigers (1933-1935) and New York Giants (1936). He achieved remarkable success in the 14 years he played in the major leagues. He went to the mound 551 times, winning 147 and losing 89. He was equally impressive in relief, posting a 53-37 record with 101 saves. Marberry was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

Fred Marberry

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