38. Tino Martinez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 7, 1967 in Tampa, FL USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 20, 1990
  • Final Game: October 02, 2005
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • TSN All-Star - 1997
 
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Tino Martinez was an excellent college baseball player at the University of Tampa and a Gold Medalist at the Seoul Olympics.  Martinez was a first round pick (14th Overall) in 1988, and he would debut with Seattle in 1990. 

Martinez would not play much for the big club in his first two years but would win the starting First Base job in 1992.  He showed decent power with three straight 16 plus Home Run seasons, and in 1995, he had a breakthrough campaign.  Martinez belted 31 Home Runs with 111 Runs Batted In.  He would bat .293 and would be invited to participate in the All-Star Game.

The Mariners would trade him to the New York Yankees, where he would go on to win four World Series rings.  With Seattle, Martinez had 88 Home Runs with 502 Hits.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 14th Overall 6/1/88.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Yankees with Jim Mecir and Jeff Nelson for Russ Davis and Sterling Hitchcock 11/21/03.
  • Games Played: 543
  • Notable Statistics: 251 Runs
    502 Hits
    106 Doubles
    6 Triples
    88 Home Runs
    312 Runs Batted In
    3 Stolen Bases
    .265/.334/.466 Slash Line
    7.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1995)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1995)

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