Marlon Jerrard Byrd (born August 30, 1977) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a Free Agent. He has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox. Byrd is a 1995 graduate of Sprayberry High School (Marietta, Georgia), and won All-State honors in baseball and football. He played on the 1993 State Runner up team as a sophomore, and was part of the 1995 State Championship team. Marlon played baseball at Georgia Tech. After a major injury, he transferred to Georgia Perimeter Junior College where he earned an AS Degree in Business in May 1999, while rededicating himself to baseball. The injury was to his right leg in which he sustained muscular damage and an infection which cut off the circulation to his nerves. He had to undergo three operations to correct the problem. Many doctors had wanted to amputate his right leg, but Byrd refused and underwent a two-year rehab process.
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