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Marlon Byrd

Baseball Player from United States of America

Marlon Byrd Marlon Jerrard Byrd (born August 30, 1977) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a Free Agent. He has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox. Byrd is a 1995 graduate of Sprayberry High School (Marietta, Georgia), and won All-State honors in baseball and football. He played on the 1993 State Runner up team as a sophomore, and was part of the 1995 State Championship team. Marlon played baseball at Georgia Tech. After a major injury, he transferred to Georgia Perimeter Junior College where he earned an AS Degree in Business in May 1999, while rededicating himself to baseball. The injury was to his right leg in which he sustained muscular damage and an infection which cut off the circulation to his nerves. He had to undergo three operations to correct the problem. Many doctors had wanted to amputate his right leg, but Byrd refused and underwent a two-year rehab process. During the rehab process, Byrd reached up to 300 pounds. Once he reached the big leagues in 2003, Byrd had an outstanding season. He came in fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting, batting .303 with 86 runs scored, 28  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Marlon Jerrard Byrd
Date of birth
1977-08-30
Place of birth
Boynton Beach
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Baseball player

Education

Institution From To
Georgia Institute of Technology

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

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