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 Tuesday, June 6
Marshall suspended 8 games by Northern League
 
 Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former major league outfielder Mike Marshall, now the manager of the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs, was suspended for eight games by the non-affiliated Northern League for taking his team off the field in a game last week.

Last Friday at Allentown, Pa., Marshall ordered his team off the field in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Ambassadors leading 15-3. The game was declared a 9-0 forfeit.

In addition, the Diamond Dogs were fined $5,000 and Marshall was fined an undisclosed amount.

Marshall said he believed the Ambassadors were trying to run up the score.

"They kicked our butts, and then they rubbed our noses in it," Marshall said. "My hat's off to them for kicking our butts, but there's respect for the game and your opponents, and they went over the line."

Northern League president Dan Moushon said Marshall was remorseful.

"He basically admitted he made a mistake and said if he could do it again, he would have handled it much differently," Moushon said. "He feels bad about it, and he was very apologetic."

Marshall played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1981-89. He hit 148 homers in an injury-plagued career with the Dodgers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and California Angels. He was a National League All-Star in 1984 and helped the Dodgers beat the heavily favored Oakland A's for the 1988 World Series title.
 


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