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Robert Whitehead 'Bob' Marshall *



Football, Hockey, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field


Born: 1923 - Oshawa ON


Elected: 26-Jun-1984

Inducted: 16-Feb-1985



Bob Marshall was a fine all around athlete playing football, hockey, softball, basketball and he also set a Junior Ontario high jump record. In football he played high school ball here, then college ball at the University of Michigan and McGill before joining the CFL Toronto Argos where he played for three seasons as linebacker and defensive end. He was with Frank Clair's double blue when they won the Grey Cup in 1952 over Edmonton. In hockey, he played midget and high school here and went to the Ontario finals in London with the green and white. He went to Stratford, where they won the OHA Jr. "B" crown; then to Oshawa Junior “A's” who won the Eastern Canadian title for Charlie Conacher. He played some hockey in the RCAF where he was a pilot, tried out with the NHL Detroit Red Wings (Jack Adams wanted him to join the Quebec Aces) but he took a hockey scholarship to Michigan and played with them, McGill and Osgoode Hall. In softball he went to the Ontario finals with Fischer Motors and he was an excellent baseball pitcher.

Inductee No.  60
* Deceased 1992
Last Revised: 11/12/2011


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