Jim Marshall

Marshall was a lefthanded-hitting first baseman and admitted “fringe” player. His biggest day at the plate was his first with the Cubs, in 1958, when he hit three home runs in a doubleheader. Traded six times, in 1962 he played 17 games for the expansion Mets. He spent the next three years in Japan, hitting 78 HR for Chunichi. After managing in the minors, he became a Cubs coach in 1974, took over for manager Whitey Lockman in mid-season, and had three losing years. He led the A’s to a 54-108 mark in 1979 before the arrival of Billy Martin.