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Former Cards great Marty Marion dies

Updated: March 16, 2011, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Marty Marion, the brilliant shortstop and 1944 National League MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals and a former manager of the Cardinals and St. Louis Browns, has died. He was 93.

Marion, who played on World Series title teams in 1942, '44 and '46, died Tuesday night in St. Louis, Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow said.

The 6-2, 170-pound Marion was nicknamed the "Octopus" and "Slats" for his long-armed, rangy fielding prowess, and was considered the best shortstop ...

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