Marlon Anderson
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Marlon Anderson
Marlon Anderson
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 166 of 1043 players
Marlon Anderson
Born: January 6, 1974 at Montgomery, Ala.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 5.10 Weight: 190

Marlon Anderson was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 20, 2007, January 6, 2008, January 7, 2011, and February 9, 2018.

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First Mets game: April 4, 2005
Last Mets game: April 10, 2009

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Tom Shannon
April 13, 2005
Mark my words: Marlon Anderson is going to be a key guy for us this year off the bench. Look for him to hit .300 as a pinch hitter. You heard it here first.

June 13, 2005
6/11/05 - 1 out in the bottom of the 9th at Shea and the Angels have electric Francisco Rodriguez closing. Anderson, pinch hitting, drives one just shy of the track in right center, with RF Vladimir Guerrero running towards center and CF Steve Finley sliding while running toward RF to make the catch; he can't and it bounces off his leg and rolls into a vacant RF; he gets up and tracks the ball down, all the while Anderson is busting it around the basepaths, and despite a perfect relay throw, Anderson just beats the throw home to tie the game at 2. His face slammed into the catcher; he's there laying in pain, but when he gets up, oh what an ovation. And the capper: Cliff Floyd hit a 3-run walkoff homer in the 10th.

Jonathan Stern
June 13, 2005
Wow. A ninth-inning, game-tying, inside-the-park home run, the first inside-the-park home run at Shea since 1989. Are you kidding me? Since Anderson failed to win an everyday job in Philly, I didn't know what to expect from him when he came here. Marlon is proving to be a huge sparkplug off the bench.

Joe Figliola
June 27, 2005
Marlon's inside-the-park home run against the Angels a couple of weeks ago had just about everything except the University of California band running out on to the playing field and him taking out the trombone player!

Mr. Sparkle
July 4, 2005
For some reason, whenever I think of this guy or see him I call him Milt Thompson. I can't figure out why but half way through the season I'm still calling him Milt. Milt/Marlon has been a great pinch hitter, his inside the park homer was unbelievable. He tends to pop the ball up to left field a lot when he doesn't get a hit. He plays a decent 2nd base and I wouldn't mind seeing him take over for Matsui. Marlon is this year's Desi Relaford. Keep up the good work Milt!

Hot Foot
November 23, 2005
Marlon provided one of my best Mets memories ever with his thrilling inside the park homer against the Angels in June. Every time he came up to the plate as a pinch hitter I thought he was going to get a hit. How could the Mets not resign him? We'll miss you Marlon.

March 24, 2006
That inside-the-park home run showed this guy had game. This is the best pinch hitter the Mets have had in a long time.

March 29, 2006
Marlon, you did everything asked of you. Now you're an ex-Met, but thanks from a million Mets fans.

DanMan Mets Fan 69 86
March 16, 2007
Decent player, except he has a terrible arm. Why he even played left for the LA Dodgers in 06 is interesting. When he throws he has some type of sidearm throw. But he was decent and I would give him a B for a grade.

July 22, 2007
Great to see him back in a Mets uniform. With him and Endy off the bench things might be getting better for us.

Menachem G. Jerenberg
August 14, 2007
So, wait, we passed up a chance to re-sign him because we didn't want to to give him more than a 1-year contract... and then we gave a 2-year contract to a guy about 100 years older than him (Julio Franco)... and now, 2 years later, Franco's on the Braves and Marlon's on the Mets? It's deja vu all over again!

September 16, 2007
Man was I happy to see Omar pick this guy up when the Dodgers inexplicably let him go, but at the time that was just more out of fond memories of big hits in 05 and frustration with a lack of production from the bench. Already Marlon has exceeded all my expectations. He has been a big hit machine coming off the bench. He gets hits to start rallies, he caps them off with big homers (like against San Diego) and puts games away (like his bases loaded double against the Braves last week).

Our bench was one of our biggest weaknesses going in and thanks to Marlon as an anchor, it's now one of our strengths. Now hopefully things will go our way and we'll have Marlon in the starting line up as DH for game one of the World Series.

Hey, I can dream, can't I?

Mr. Sparkle
July 7, 2008
Marlon was great in 2005 and it was a mistake not brining him back in 2006. Good move bringing him back in 2007. But in 2008 he has been absolutely HORRIBLE. It's over. He's hitting .200, can't get a big hit to save his life and missed an easy ball in the outfield in Philly that thankfully did not lead to a run because Endy Chavez made a great catch in right to save Marlon. Hopefully when Alou comes back, Anderson is the one to go, instead of Tatis.

Shickhaus Franks
August 14, 2011
Marlon is now a coach for the Hagerstown Suns (Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals) and until he got called up to Double A, he was coaching the much hyped prospect/brat Bryce Harper.

August 14, 2013
Marlon now works for and I met him last month at the 2013 MLB Fan Fest. I got a picture with him, and would have had an autograph as well, but his right hand was in a cast after having surgery. He was a great pinch-hitter in 07!

Phil A. Buster
July 27, 2017
Phillies' announcer Larry Andersen was in a glorious mood after the big collapse of 2007. Andersen continuously built up artificial hatred for the Mets to create a rivalry, but made an exception for Marlon as the team he covered from the booth clinched their unexpected title. With Anderson (with an O) being a former Phils' player, Andersen (with an E) claimed that he felt sorry for "our old friend" since he had to be a part of such an experience. All people in Met Nation could have used any type of sympathy from anyone at the time. Marlon got a special kind from Larry (known as "L. A." in Philly), who seemed to pride himself on making negative comments about the Mets.

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