At the peak of his career, many fans considered Marshall Riddle one of the best second basemen in the Negro American League (NAL). Born on April 22, 1918 in Warren, Arkansas, Riddle played most of his years in Negro League baseball with the St. Louis Stars (1937, 1939 – 1941). Known mostly for his fielding ability, he had no long ball power as a batter; strictly a singles hitter. He could also play shortstop. Riddle played in the 1939 and 1940 East-West All-Star Games.