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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 230 of 1043 players
Michael Allen Marshall
Born: January 12, 1960 at Libertyville, Ill.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.05 Weight: 233

Mike Marshall was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on May 23, 2003, and January 12, 2011.

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First Mets game: April 9, 1990
Last Mets game: July 12, 1990

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Marshall was another of those big, slow, plodding white guys the Dodgers dragged out to first base in the 80s and carried on the tradition with Karros. Bad bat, his bad back was worse.

January 10, 2001
The one good thing about Mike Marshall is he is a stickler of a trivia question. Who was the Mets next first baseman after Keith Hernandez? Most people say Dave Magaden!!!!! WRONG. I love to stump wanna be Met Fans

Danny Erickson
July 28, 2001
The only thing Mike had going for him was that he once dated Belinda Carlisle. We got the beat!!!!

August 7, 2001
My "Mark-Bradley-hits-an-inside-the-park-homer" story would not have been possible were it not for an ill-advised diving catch attempt by Mike Marshall, then the Dodgers' right-fielder.

Larry Burns
May 29, 2002
Absolutely no positive memories of this has-been with the Mets. Admirably he was married to Belinda Carlisle, the lead singer of the Go-Go's, but she even recognized his road to oblivion and dumped him. (That was even before her journey to nowhere). At least he did not get his butt kicked by his celebrity wife ala Steve Finley and Tawny Kitean. I know it is small solace, but then again he does not have much to hold on to.

June 10, 2002
I remember Mike Marshall being on the disabled list in 1990. He came up to pinch hit in the 8th inning of a game. He was booed mercilessly. He then struck out on three pitches. As he walked back to the dugout the booing was twice as loud.

Mr. Sparkle
June 19, 2002
He was pretty good with the Dodgers but I always wondered why. He just seemed like he was half a tard and I couldn't figure out how he did well. So when the Mets got him, on paper it made sense but deep down you knew it wouldn't work out. Mike was as bad a player as the Mets have ever had. A major dissapointment but at the same time not really all that surprising. I think he was just did well on a good Dodger team and showed his real colors as a Met without much protection. All around a bucketheaded loser.

January 23, 2003
He was a highlight twice:

I rejoiced when the Mets picked him up from the Dodgers, simply because we rid ourselves of Juan Samuel in that trade.

Then when Marshall was traded during the season, I did another dance, seeing as we got rid of HIM. Plus the fact that the team won like 6 in a row after the trade...or something like that...

Larry Burns
January 27, 2003
This guy was married to Belinda Carlisle of the Go- Go's, which in the 1980s was pretty cool. Then she went to rehab, got cleaned up and realized she was with a complete stiff and dumped his ass. What a loser, although it is better than getting your but handed to you by Tawny Kitaen ala Chuck Finley!

FRED of Nyack
March 24, 2003
The addition I can add to the short saga of Mike Marshall as a Met is: Buddy Harrelson was the manager and needed to establish or re-establish a "hard-ass" persona. He left the door to his office open as he loudly chastised and got tough with a much larger and younger man as he knew that Marshall was already about to be shipped off the team and wasn't an intregal part anyway. Marshall had been complaining mildly to the press about playing time but not "belly-aching" nearly as loudly or often as other members who Buddy was less inclined to confront.

August 9, 2003
I'm sure he was a nice guy, but for some reason, this guy was the opposing player I hated the most during the 80's (well, him and Steve Sax). Of course, the late 80's/early 90's Mets, in all their infinite wisdom, traded for him... Although, then again, we DID get rid of Samuel in that trade.

Ryan Stillman
June 2, 2004
Mike Marshall was expected to be the everyday firstbaseman. Marshall arrived in a trade with the Dodgers along with relief pitcher Alejandro Pena, setup man for the league's premier closer John Franco; whom the Mets aquired from the Reds for Randy Myers. Add talent, subtract injuries, it equals confidence!

July 1, 2004
Not aware that Mike Marshall was married to Belinda Carlisle. That means many of his buddies probably have come up to him with the issue of Playboy for which she disrobed and asked, "Are these photographs accurate?"

I was delighted when he replaced Juan Samuel on the roster, but not surprised to see him go. Marshall's trade from LA was a case of two teams dumping their garbage.

Jonathan Stern
September 1, 2004
I remember some wag in the media commenting on how ironic it was that Mike constantly complained about sitting on the bench. After all, that's what Mike Marshall did best - sit on the bench.

Lifelong Fan
August 27, 2005
Man... this guy replaced Hernandez at first. We went from Nureyev to a frikkin' walrus. It was a horror show watching him try and field, especially after Keith. Oh, my God!

August 14, 2007
Mike Marshall was NEVER married to Belinda Carlisle, but they did date for a while in the early 1980's.

Dave in CT
October 19, 2007
As I have nbeen reading through this thread, I noticed a great trivia question in where it was asked who was the next first baseman after Mex. I would have said Magadan also. I say that because even when he played first base, he had no clue what he was doing out there.

My "memory" of him was when he was at first base he failed to take his position as a cut off a few times on extra base hits to the outfield. I'm like "Dude, you are a MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER, and you don't know how to position yourself for a cut off, HELLLL O!!". It was insulting to Mex that he was slated to be his replacement at first. This guy wasn't even a zit on his face. My other memory of him was when he said he didn't want to play in NY. My response was "Don't let the door hit you on the way out, GOOD RIDDANCE".

He stunk.

Stu Baron
December 21, 2007
It's very sad and symbolic of the Mets freefall from the good-to-great years of 1984-90 that this was essentially what they got in return for Lenny Dykstra.

Basically he had 1 good game as a Met, on 5/22/90, with a grand salami and 6 RBI...ironically, it was against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, and thanks to this great site, "you could look it up!"

June 7, 2008
I was disappointed in Marshall. I thought he was going to be as good a hitter as McReynolds was from '87 to '89. Oh well.

December 18, 2008
Huge bust. I actually had hope that the Mets would make the post-season. Fans HATED him at Shea.

January 23, 2013
I liked Mike, but then again I was a Dodger fan all of 16 years old at the time. He had the power and he wasn't an awful fielder in right, but there always seemed to be an issue with the attitude. Still I have no clue what kind of pain he was in, but clearly there was a little room to man up some about it.

Still, he was part of the core group that I remember coming up to replace the vets when I used to go to the games with Dad (season tix) comprised of Sax, Brock, Marshall, Fernando, Pedro Guerrero et al. He was one of my faves even though he seemed ALWAYS to be on the DL for the back or something kinda lame-ish. Kinda whiny about it for being such a Moose, as they called him, but he wasn't that mature yet either.

I remember Gibson's disdain for that kind of thing and I think his presence and example sort of lowered the tolerance for his apparently less than 110% efforts. They let him and Sax go after the 88 win, much to their surprise and bruised egos.

Mostly it was felt that he never fully lived up to his potential, but whatever 80-90% he did was inconsistent. Sometimes great, sometimes nothing at all. If he would have been reliable to at least be in the lineup, it might have been different.

But hey, I can't say that I would do better, so I'll just shut up and say thanks for what he did do. I was probably one of very few who were sad to see him go when he left LA.

September 26, 2013
Thought to be the replacement (or semi-replacement) for Keith Hernandez at first base, Juan Samuel was shipped to the Dodgers for Marshall and Alejandro Pena.

As we saw, it didn't work. Marshall was unpopular from the moment he got here. If I remember clearly enough, his trade from the Mets to the Red Sox was announced while on the disabled list for an injury. The agreement between the Mets and Sox was that the trade would take effect after Marshall became active because players can't be dealt while on the DL.

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