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Billy Martin (baseball 1950)

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Full Name: Alfred Manuel Martin Primary Position: 2B,3B,SS
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/165 First Game: April 18, 1950
Birthdate: May 16, 1928 Final Game: October 1, 1961
Birthplace: Berkeley, California MLB Experience: 11 years
Died: December 25, 1989
Deathplace: Johnson City, New York
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Billy Martin (Alfred Manuel Martin) was born on May 16, 1928 in Berkeley, California. He made his Major League debut on April 18, 1950 for the New York Yankees. In 1952, his rookie year, he hit .267 with 3 home runs and 33 RBI. Martin played for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds and Minnesota Twins over the course of his 11 year career.

Most people believe that Billy Martin's best season was 1953, when he slugged 15 home runs and knocked in 75 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1950 NY A 34 36 10 9 1 8 .250 .308 .361 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
1951 NY A 51 58 10 15 0 2 .259 .328 .345 1 2 4 9 2 1 0 0 5
1952 NY A 109 363 32 97 3 33 .267 .323 .344 13 3 22 31 8 8 3 0 8
1953 NY A 149 587 72 151 15 75 .257 .314 .395 24 6 43 56 6 9 6 0 19
1955 NY A 20 70 8 21 1 9 .300 .354 .371 2 0 7 9 0 1 1 1 2
1956 NY A 121 458 76 121 9 49 .264 .310 .397 24 5 30 56 3 8 7 0 8
1957 NY A 43 145 12 35 1 12 .241 .257 .324 5 2 3 14 1 2 2 0 6
1957 KC A 73 265 33 68 9 27 .257 .295 .415 9 3 12 20 3 2 7 0 7
1957 TOT A 116 410 45 103 10 39 .251 .282 .383 14 5 15 34 4 4 9 0 13
1958 DET A 131 498 56 127 7 42 .255 .279 .339 19 1 16 62 3 13 5 0 16
1959 CLE A 73 242 37 63 9 24 .260 .290 .401 7 0 8 18 3 4 0 2 5
1960 CIN N 103 317 34 78 3 16 .246 .304 .334 17 1 27 34 0 2 0 5 11
1961 MIN A 108 374 44 92 6 36 .246 .275 .361 15 5 13 42 3 5 3 0 9
1961 MIL N 6 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1961 Total 114 380 45 92 6 36 .242 .271 .355 15 5 13 43 3 5 3 0 9
Total NL 109 323 35 78 3 16 .241 .299 .328 17 1 27 35 0 2 0 5 11
Total AL 912 3096 390 799 61 317 .258 .300 .373 120 27 161 320 32 53 34 3 85
Total 1021 3419 425 877 64 333 .257 .300 .369 137 28 188 355 32 55 34 8 96

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1950 NY A 2B 22 0 0 24 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1950 NY A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1951 NY A SS 6 0 0 7 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .895
1951 NY A 3B 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1951 NY A 2B 23 0 0 36 49 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1951 NY A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1952 NY A 2B 107 0 0 244 323 9 92 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1953 NY A 2B 146 0 0 376 390 12 121 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1953 NY A SS 18 0 0 13 19 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1955 NY A 2B 17 0 0 42 44 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1955 NY A SS 3 0 0 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1956 NY A 3B 16 0 0 12 28 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1956 NY A 2B 105 0 0 241 260 10 84 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1957 NY A 2B 26 25 215.2 58 67 7 18 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1957 NY A 3B 13 12 96.1 11 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1957 KC A 2B 52 48 417.1 121 111 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1957 KC A 3B 20 19 164 29 24 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1957 KC A SS 2 1 13 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 TOT A 3B 33 31 260.1 40 49 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1957 TOT A 2B 78 73 633 179 178 10 46 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1958 DET A SS 88 88 757.2 159 229 17 58 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1958 DET A 3B 41 39 342 47 59 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1959 CLE A 3B 4 1 22 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1959 CLE A 2B 67 65 565 147 149 1 37 0 0 0 0 0 .997
1960 CIN N 2B 97 88 766.2 228 207 11 52 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1961 MIN A SS 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 MIN A 2B 105 91 810 217 224 17 61 0 0 0 0 0 .963
Total OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 767 317 2774.2 1734 1840 74 532 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total SS 118 89 771.1 184 269 22 67 0 0 0 0 0 .954
Total 3B 97 71 624.1 104 143 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 .950

Transactions

  • Sold by Oakland (PCL) to New York Yankees with Jackie Jensen (October 13, 1949).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with Ralph Terry, Woodie Held and Bob Martyn to Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Ryne Duren, Jim Pisoni and Harry Simpson (June 15, 1957).
  • Traded by Kansas City Athletics with Gus Zernial, Tom Morgan, Lou Skizas, Mickey McDermott and Tim Thompson to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Bill Tuttle, Jim Small, Duke Maas, John Tsitouris, Frank House, Kent Hadley and a player to be named later (November 20, 1957); Kansas City Athletics received Jim McManus (April 3, 1958).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Al Cicotte to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Don Mossi, Ray Narleski and Ossie Alvarez (November 20, 1958).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with Gordy Coleman and Cal McLish to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Johnny Temple (December 15, 1959).
  • Sold by Cincinnati Reds to Milwaukee Braves (December 3, 1960).
  • Traded by Milwaukee Braves to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Billy Consolo (June 1, 1961).
  • Released by Minnesota Twins (April 3, 1962).

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