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Martin, Billy


From the "This Great Game" card back: Describe Billy Martin in one word? Scrappy does fine. The thin infielder with a chip on his shoulder proved his worth time and again for his teams, providing a tenacious appetite for competition. But if Billy wasn’t on the winning side, it was a tough time in the clubhouse. Luckily, Martin and his pals Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford won far more than they lost. The famous trio helped the Yanks triumph in four Fall Classic between 1951 and 1956. Billy hit a cool .333 with five homers in 29 Series games.


Birth Date: May 16, 1928
Birth Location: Berkeley, CA
Death Date: December 25, 1989
Death Location: Johnson City NY, USA
Weight: 165 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 18, 1950
Final Game Date: October 1, 1961
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,021
At Bats: 3,419
Runs: 425
Hits: 877
Doubles: 137
Triples: 28
Home Runs: 64
RBIs: 333
Stolen Bases: 34
Base on Balls: 188
Batting Average: 0.257
Position: Second Baseman

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