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Doc Marett

Ballplayers Wounded in Combat


Date and Place of Birth: January 13, 1914 nr. Potts Camp, MS
Date and Place of Death:    October 31, 2003 Potts Camp, MS
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Third Base
Rank: Private
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations

Elias J. "E.J." or "Doc" Marett, the son of Kent and Esther Marett, was born near Potts Camp, Mississippi on January 13, 1914. His father was a farmer and "Doc" also worked the farm.

Marett had his first taste of minor league baseball when he was briefly with the Greenville Bucks of the Class C Cotton States League at the start of 1937. Aged 24, he played for no less than four teams the following year. He played 12 games with the Greenville Bucks, 32 games with the Paragould Rebels of the Class D Northeast Arkansas League, 16 games with the Huntington Bees of the Class D Mountain State League and 17 games with the Troy Trojans of the Class D Alabama-Florida League. In 77 games, the third baseman batted .280. Marett was out of organized baseball in 1939, but returned in 1940 to play 25 games with the Clarksdale Red Sox of the Cotton States League.

Marett entered military service with the army at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in January 1942. He servedas a private in the Southwest Pacific and was wounded in combat in 1943.

Doc Marett didn't return to baseball. He passed away in Potts Camp, Mississippi, on October 31, 2003. He was 89 years old and is buried at Cornersville Cemetery in Cornersville, Mississippi.

Date Added December 29, 2017. Updated May 23, 2020

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