Fred Martin (Baseball)

Fred Martin (Baseball)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fred Turner Martin (June 27, 1915 - June 11, 1979) was an American pitcher, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. Born in Williams, Oklahoma, Martin threw and batted right-handed, stood 6'1" (185 cm) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg) during his active playing career. Martin was one of a handful American Major League players who "jumped" to the then-outlaw Mexican League during the 1946 season. With the reserve clause then binding players permanently to the U.S. teams who held their contracts, the insurgent Mexican League induced players such as Martin, Sal Maglie, Mickey Owen, Lou Klein, Max Lanier, Danny Gardella and others to leave their clubs - in Martin's (Lanier's and Klein's) case, the pennant-contending but notoriously low-paying St. Louis Cardinals - for greater riches south of the border.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136722968
  • 9786136722962