Note: This page links to Deadball Era infielder Marty Kavanagh. For the college coach, click here.
Martin Joseph Kavanagh
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 187 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1914
- Final Game August 8, 1918
- Born June 13, 1891 in Harrison, NJ USA
- Died July 28, 1960 in Taylor, MI USA
Marty Kavanagh was the regular second baseman for the 1914 Detroit Tigers but was unable to stick at the position after that and became a pinch hitter, part-time first baseman, and utility player. In 1915 he slugged .452, good for third in the league, but in 1916 he struggled with the bat.
Marty drew attention after hitting .357 for York in 1913.
In a strange coincidence, there have been three players in major league history named "Kavanagh", and all three made their major league debuts in 1914.