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Hershel Ray Martin

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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[edit] 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.

In 1955 and 1956, Martin scouted for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1958 he scouted for the Cubs. From 1961 to 1979, Martin was a scout for the New York Mets.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (1938)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1937)

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Albuquerque Dukes WTNM League 88-52 1st none Lost in 1st round
1949 Albuquerque Dukes WTNM League 53-56 1st none League Champs
1950 Albuquerque Dukes WTNM League 89-58 2nd none League Champs
1951 Albuquerque Dukes WTNM League 82-60 2nd none Lost in 1st round
1952 Bartlesville Pirates / Pittsburg Pirates K-O-M League -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Edward Hayes on August 16
1953 Pocatello Bannocks Pioneer League -- St. Louis Browns -- replaced by Butch Moran on June 22
Abilene Blue Sox WTNM League -- none -- replaced Isaac Palmer on July 4
replaced by Isaac Palmer on August 3
Borger Gassers WTNM League 7th none replaced Lloyd Brown on August 3
1954 Borger Gassers WTNM League -- none -- replaced by Tommy Warren on June 24
Pampa Oilers WTNM League 1st Oklahoma City Indians League Champs replaced Doug Lewis on July 12
1957 Des Moines Bruins Western League 8th Chicago Cubs none replaced Lou Stringer on June 24
1958 Pulaski Cubs Appalachian League 24-46 4th Chicago Cubs none

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