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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Ron Marigny did his job as a player over six seasons, made AA; Has done it since as a scout

Ron Marigny got off to a poor start at AA Glens Falls in 1987, a .128 start over 14 games, The Glens Falls Post-Star wrote.

Marigny just worked on being optimistic and getting back to the game that got him there, The Post-Star wrote.

"As far as the hitting is concerned, it's just a matter of me not putting pressure on myself," Marigny told The Post-Star that May. "This is only my second year, and they put me up here because they think I can do the job. I'm not doing the job."

Marigny ended up playing most of the rest of that season at single-A Lakeland. He then continued on in his playing job for four more campaigns. He didn't make it higher than AA.

He's since gone on to another job in the sport, as a scout.

Marigny's career began in 1986, taken by the Tigers in the eighth round of the draft out of Tulane University.

Marigny started with the Tigers at single-A Gastonia. He hit .293 over 41 games. He then started 1987 at Glens Falls, before moving to Lakeland. He hit .246 in 70 games at Lakeland.

He returned to Lakeland again for 1988 and 1989. He then made it back to AA in 1990, getting 72 games at AA London, hitting .251. He also saw 55 games at Lakeland.

That August in 1990, Marigny suffered a season-ending knee injury sliding into a base during a road game, an injury discussed in an article on the merits of breakaway bases designed to lessen injuries. Marigny believed a breakaway base, like London used at home, would have prevented the injury, The Associated Press wrote.

Marigny played one more season, again split between London and Lakeland, to end his playing career.

By 1994, he'd started his scouting career as he worked that year as a scout for the Angels. By 1999, he was listed with the Diamondbacks and 2018, the Braves. He's also listed in 2021 as a scout for the Braves and secretary for the Buck O'Neil Professional Baseball Scouts & Coaches Association.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,716
Made the Majors:1,261-33.9%
Never Made Majors:2,455-66.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:309

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