Birthday: August 30
Drafted: June 2, 1999 by Philadelphia Phillies
Debut: September 8, 2002
December 31, 2009:
Cubs sign Marlon Byrd as free agent
July 5, 2010:
Marlon Byrd named as only Chicago Cub to 2010 All Star game
April 21, 2012:
Cubs trade Marlon Byrd to Boston Red Sox for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later
Marlon Byrd is one of my favorite chicago Cubs. He just plays the game the right way. He crowds the plate when he bats to help him cover the plate better and doesn't get intimidated by pitcher's throwing inside, he has finished in the top ten twice in being hit by pitches twice. One of his most memorable moments was being hit in the face with a pitch against the Boston Red Sox. A few videos below of that pitch, a few great catches and a play that many Cub fans will remember in the All-Star game.
Marlon Byrd's great play at the 2010 All Star Game
Another great catch by Marlon Byrd
Marlon Byrd Highlights
Caution-graphic video of Marlon Byrd being hit in the face with a pitched ball.