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John Marzano, a former Major League catcher who was an engaging host of's "Leading Off" show, died at his home in South Philadelphia, apparently after falling down a flight of stairs and possibly after suffering a heart attack. More >
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A tribute to Marz's Vinny Micucci takes a heartfelt look back at ex-catcher and co-host John Marzano's career, on and off the field. Watch >
 Career highlights
• Highest batting average (.413) in Temple U. history
• First-team All-American, 1984
• Member of Temple's athletic Hall of Fame
• First-round pick, 14th overall of the Red Sox, 1984
• Member of 1984 Olympic Silver Medal team
• Made Major League debut on July 31, 1987
 Career totals (1987-1992, 1995-1998)
301 794 191 11 72 0 .241
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"John was an endeared member of the Philadelphia sports community who not only represented our city well as both an athlete and a broadcaster, but also had incredible passion for the games we play."
- Phillies president David Montgomery

 Looking back