Thursday, 13 March 2008

Marlon Hill

Monheimer Signs One Hurler
Dickers For Second Prospect

[Tri-City Herald, Feb 8, 1951]
Len Monheimer, new manager of the Tri-City Braves, dusted off the desk formerly used by Dick Richards, and took up the first order of business Saturday — the signing of another pitcher.
The pitcher is Marlon Hill, formerly with Salt Lake City in the class C Pioneer league. Hill won 14 and lost 14 there last season and had an earned run average of 3.26.
He was something like George New with five of his losses being by one run.
Hill was purchased on a 30-day look-see basis. If he does not seem satisfactory at the end of spring training, he will go back to Salt Lake City. If he proves okay, the Tri-City Athletic association will pay the full purchase price.
Hill is 5-feet 11-inches and weighs 175. His former owner, Eddie Leisham, president of the Salt Lake City Bees, wrote Monheimer that in class A ball, Hill "should make a good third or fourth starter."
Hill bats left and throws right, He is now living in St. Louis, Mo., but his home is Martin, Tenn.
He is described as a good pinch hitter and can fill an outfield position if necessary.
Monheimer returned to the Tri-Cities Saturday after moving himself and his mother here from Los Angeles, Saturday he was working on getting another pitcher for the staff.

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