From BR Bullpen
Hershel Ray Martin
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 23, 1937
- Final Game September 23, 1945
- Born September 19, 1909 in Birmingham, AL USA
- Died November 17, 1980 in Cuba, MO USA
 Biographical Information
Hersh Martin played 6 seasons in the major leagues, from 1937-1940 as a centerfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies and from 1944-1945 as a left fielder with the New York Yankees. He was an All Star in 1938. He stole a few bases, had moderate power, and drew a fair amount of walks. In 1938 when he hit .298, the team hit .254. With the Yankees in 1944 at the age of 34, he hit .302 on a team that hit .264. He had the second-highest batting average among the regulars, behind Snuffy Stirnweiss.
In addition to his major league service, Herschel Martin collected 2,298 hits in the minor leagues, leading the Three-I League in R (1935 - 112), the Texas League in 3B (1936 - 21), and the West Texas-New Mexico League in 2B and Avg (1948 - 61 & .425). He was on the 1946 and 1947 Oakland Oaks, hitting .361 in 294 at-bats in 1947 at the age of 37.
 Notable Achievements
- NL All-Star (1938)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1937)