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Dodgers: Former Cy Young Winner Mike Marshall Passes Away at 78

Another legend of the game gone too soon.



Former Dodgers reliever and Cy Young winner ‘Iron Mike’ Marshall passed away at the age of 78. Marshall was the first reliever to win the prestigious away back in 1974 playing with the Dodgers. It was one of 2 seasons that Marshall pitched in Los Angeles. 

The team revealed that Marshall passed away at his home in Zephyrhills, Florida on Monday night. The long-time pitcher had been receiving hospice care prior to his death. Both the Cardinals and Dodgers toom a moment of silence in his honor prior to the game on Tuesday night. 

Marshall did not get a chance to win a World Series with the Dodgers, but he did lock down the 1 game they won in the 1974 series against the A’s. Marshall set the record for most appearances, relief innings, games finished, and consecutive games pitched. That’s how he got his nickname of Iron Mike in the big leagues. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I am not use to watching the Dodgers loose. It was nice to see Bellinger get his first hit after coming back. I like him in the lineup at the 4 spot. He is baseballs magic. Can’t explain it. Like Mooky Betts he too has the magic.. How about Max Muncy! In April I almost wrote him off,like Lux. But I came through after eating crow. They suddenly were able to see the baseball at bat. No more swinging at flies,.really. Start hitting the ball a little harder and it will fly. Start winning and stop making errors throwing the ball

    • Sorry but this article is about the passing of the great Iron Mike Marshall. He was a shut down closer that could go back to back to back days and still close them out. A Cy Young Award winner which was rare for a reliever to win. He was a master of kinesiology, which made him almost inhuman in his performances. RIP…..MIKE MARSHALL.

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