Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 22, 2010
Jones was born November 11, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia to Ernest and Carrie
Jones, passed away at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, January
Marvin was a pitcher for the 1948 Doby Indians, Atlanta, Georgia (IND),
1949-1950 Atlanta Dodgers (IND), 1951-1953 Atlanta Braves (Georgia -
Alabama League), 1954-1955 Kansas City Monarchs (NAL), 1956-1957 Detroit
Speed Kings (IND) (Detroit Baseball Federation), 1958 U. S. Army.
Marvin was a left-handed pitcher for the First Atlanta Braves, they
were disbanded after the Major League Team came to Atlanta.
The First Atlanta Braves, lifted the lid on their 1954 season in the
Georgia-Alabama Baseball League Inc. Marvin was originally scheduled
to start on the hill but was called by the Kansas City Monarchs.
He along with many others were not allowed to play baseball in the Major
League, they played in the Negro League until the color barrier was
broken by Jackie Robinson, before Marvin's 70th birthday, he got his
wish to play in the Major Baseball League.
Family hour Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 10:30 am service 11:00 am at
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ecorse, MI. Survived by wife Minnie, children
and sisters Toledo J. (Lewis) Myrick, Evelyn J. Battle, Marie Jones
all of Atlanta, Ga. Carl M. Williams Funeral Dirs., Inc. 492 Larkin
St., SW, 404-522-8454