Marlan Coughtry, American baseball player, Died at 82


James Marion “Marlan” Coughtry was born on September 11, 1934, and died on November 8, 2016.

He was an infielder in Major League Baseball.

Coughtry batted left-handed and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

During 35 games, he posted a .185 batting average (10-for-54) with six runs and four run batted in (RBI).

He played college baseball at Long Beach City College, and was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1954.

Coughtry his professional career with the Corning Red Sox, and had a .333 batting average in 93 games with the team.

During 1955, he was promoted to the San Jose Red Sox, and had a .295 batting average, 11 triples, and 11 home runs.

Coughtry played in 72 games for the Albany Senators the following year, then spent 22 games with the Oklahoma City Indians in 1957.

He missed the 1958 season, and spent both 1959 and 1960 between the Allentown Red Sox and the Minneapolis Millers, with Allentown in 1960, he had a .308 batting average and 13 home runs.

Following the three games, the Indians sidelined him due to a sore back, and he retired from professional baseball shortly afterward.

Marlan Coughtry passed away at 82 years old.