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Billy Martin

Alfred Manuel Martin

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: May 16, 1928 in Berkeley, CA
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1950 (Age 21.337)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Tigers/Twins/Reds/Indians/... 1950-1961
Agents: Eddie Sapir [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1961 (Age 33.138)
Died: December 25, 1989 in Johnson City, NY
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1950 22 NYY AL 34 39 36 10 9 1 0 1 8 0 0 3 3 .250 .308 .361 .669 73 13 0 0 0 4/5
1951 23 NYY AL 51 65 58 10 15 1 2 0 2 0 1 4 9 .259 .328 .345 .673 85 20 5 2 1 4/658O
1952 24 NYY AL 109 401 363 32 97 13 3 3 33 3 6 22 31 .267 .323 .344 .668 91 125 8 8 8 *4
1953 25 NYY AL 149 644 587 72 151 24 6 15 75 6 7 43 56 .257 .314 .395 .710 94 232 19 6 9 *46 MVP-25
1954 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1955 27 NYY AL 20 80 70 8 21 2 0 1 9 1 2 7 9 .300 .354 .371 .726 97 26 2 0 1 2 1 4/6
1956 ★ 28 NYY AL 121 504 458 76 121 24 5 9 49 7 3 30 56 .264 .310 .397 .708 89 182 8 3 8 5 0 *45 AS
1957 29 TOT AL 116 439 410 45 103 14 5 10 39 9 2 15 34 .251 .282 .383 .665 80 157 13 4 4 4 0 45/6
1957 29 NYY AL 43 154 145 12 35 5 2 1 12 2 1 3 14 .241 .257 .324 .581 59 47 6 1 2 3 0 45
1957 29 KCA AL 73 285 265 33 68 9 3 9 27 7 1 12 20 .257 .295 .415 .710 92 110 7 3 2 1 0 45/6
1958 30 DET AL 131 536 498 56 127 19 1 7 42 5 3 16 62 .255 .279 .339 .619 65 169 16 3 13 6 0 65
1959 31 CLE AL 73 258 242 37 63 7 0 9 24 0 2 8 18 .260 .290 .401 .691 91 97 5 3 4 2 2 4/5
1960 32 CIN NL 103 346 317 34 78 17 1 3 16 0 1 27 34 .246 .304 .334 .639 74 106 11 0 2 1 5 4
1961 33 TOT MLB 114 404 380 45 92 15 5 6 36 3 2 13 43 .242 .271 .355 .626 63 135 9 3 5 3 0 *4/6
1961 33 MLN NL 6 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 33 MIN AL 108 398 374 44 92 15 5 6 36 3 2 13 42 .246 .275 .361 .636 66 135 9 3 5 3 0 4/6
11 Yrs 1021 3716 3419 425 877 137 28 64 333 34 29 188 355 .257 .300 .369 .669 81 1262 96 32 55 23 8
162 Game Avg. 162 590 542 67 139 22 4 10 53 5 5 30 56 .257 .300 .369 .669 81 200 15 5 9
NYY (7 yrs) 527 1887 1717 220 449 70 18 30 188 19 20 112 178 .262 .313 .376 .688 88 645 48 20 29 10 1
MIN (1 yr) 108 398 374 44 92 15 5 6 36 3 2 13 42 .246 .275 .361 .636 66 135 9 3 5 3 0
MLN (1 yr) 6 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
KCA (1 yr) 73 285 265 33 68 9 3 9 27 7 1 12 20 .257 .295 .415 .710 92 110 7 3 2 1 0
CIN (1 yr) 103 346 317 34 78 17 1 3 16 0 1 27 34 .246 .304 .334 .639 74 106 11 0 2 1 5
CLE (1 yr) 73 258 242 37 63 7 0 9 24 0 2 8 18 .260 .290 .401 .691 91 97 5 3 4 2 2
DET (1 yr) 131 536 498 56 127 19 1 7 42 5 3 16 62 .255 .279 .339 .619 65 169 16 3 13 6 0
AL (10 yrs) 912 3364 3096 390 799 120 27 61 317 34 28 161 320 .258 .300 .373 .673 82 1156 85 32 53 22 3
NL (2 yrs) 109 352 323 35 78 17 1 3 16 0 1 27 35 .241 .299 .328 .627 71 106 11 0 2 1 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1950 22 NYY AL 34 39 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .496 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 4/5
1951 23 NYY AL 51 65 -1 -0 -1 2 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.0 0.3 0 4/658O
1952 24 NYY AL 109 401 -4 -2 -1 15 4 13 1.4 12 25 2.7 .513 .509 0.9 2.2 10 *4
1953 25 NYY AL 149 644 -5 -2 -3 -2 7 -4 -0.4 20 16 1.6 .497 .498 1.8 0.6 18 *46 MVP-25
1955 27 NYY AL 20 80 -1 0 -0 2 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .514 .502 0.3 0.3 3 4/6
1956 ★ 28 NYY AL 121 504 -7 4 1 -4 4 -2 -0.2 15 14 1.3 .499 .499 1.6 0.1 17 *45 AS
1957 29 NYY AL 43 154 -7 -0 -1 -0 1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .483 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2 45
1957 29 KCA AL 73 285 -3 1 -0 -10 2 -9 -1.0 9 -0 -0.2 .486 .494 0.9 -0.9 9 45/6
1958 30 DET AL 131 536 -24 2 -1 -10 6 -27 -3.0 16 -10 -1.3 .478 .482 -0.2 -0.5 -0 65
1959 31 CLE AL 73 258 -4 -1 0 4 2 1 0.0 8 9 0.8 .501 .501 0.4 0.6 5 4/5
1960 32 CIN NL 103 346 -14 -1 -2 -11 3 -25 -2.7 13 -12 -1.4 .474 .483 -0.2 -0.9 -0 4
1961 33 MLN NL 6 6 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1961 33 MIN AL 108 398 -15 1 -1 -7 3 -19 -2.1 12 -6 -0.9 .482 .488 -0.1 -0.5 0 4/6
11 Seasons 1021 3716 -86 3 -8 -21 35 -78 -8.8 116 39 2.9 .492 .495 5.2 1.3 60
NYY (7 yrs) 527 1887 -25 -0 -4 12 19 2 0.2 58 60 6.0 .501 .501 4.5 3.5 48
MIN (1 yr) 108 398 -15 1 -1 -7 3 -19 -2.1 12 -6 -0.9 .482 .488 -0.1 -0.5 0
MLN (1 yr) 6 6 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
KCA (1 yr) 73 285 -3 1 -0 -10 2 -9 -1.0 9 -0 -0.2 .486 .494 0.9 -0.9 9
CIN (1 yr) 103 346 -14 -1 -2 -11 3 -25 -2.7 13 -12 -1.4 .474 .483 -0.2 -0.9 -0
CLE (1 yr) 73 258 -4 -1 0 4 2 1 0.0 8 9 0.8 .501 .501 0.4 0.6 5
DET (1 yr) 131 536 -24 2 -1 -10 6 -27 -3.0 16 -10 -1.3 .478 .482 -0.2 -0.5 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1951 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS NYG W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS BRO W 7 26 23 2 5 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 2 .217 .308 .348 .656 8 0 1 0 1
1953 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS BRO W 6 25 24 5 12 1 2 2 8 1 2 1 2 .500 .520 .958 1.478 23 1 0 0 0
1955 27 NYY AL WS BRO L 7 26 25 2 8 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 5 .320 .346 .440 .786 11 1 0 0 0 0
1956 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS BRO W 7 28 27 5 8 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 .296 .321 .519 .840 14 2 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (5 Series) 28 105 99 15 33 2 3 5 19 1 5 5 15 .333 .371 .566 .937 56 4 1 0 0 1
5 WS 28 105 99 15 33 2 3 5 19 1 5 5 15 .333 .371 .566 .937 56 4 1 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1950 NYY AL 22 2B 22 3 3 75.1 41 24 16 1 5 .976 4.78 1.82 .976 5.85 5.76
1950 NYY AL 22 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.20
1951 NYY AL 23 2B 23 8 8 97.1 86 36 49 1 15 .988 7.86 3.70 .978 5.71 5.69
1951 NYY AL 23 SS 6 2 2 28.0 19 7 10 2 2 .895 5.46 2.83 .961 5.21 5.17
1951 NYY AL 23 3B 2 1 1 10.0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 4.50 2.50 .950 3.15 3.15
1951 NYY AL 23 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1951 NYY AL 23 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1952 NYY AL 24 2B 107 102 91 900.0 576 244 323 9 92 .984 5.67 5.30 .978 5.57 5.57
1953 NYY AL 25 2B 146 144 118 1219.1 778 376 390 12 121 .985 0 0 5.65 5.25 .979 5.60 5.57 MVP-25
1953 NYY AL 25 SS 18 2 1 69.1 34 13 19 2 5 .941 -2 -35 4.15 1.78 .966 5.10 5.08 MVP-25
1955 NYY AL 27 2B 17 17 16 147.0 88 42 44 2 19 .977 4 29 5.27 5.06 .976 5.37 5.32
1955 NYY AL 27 SS 3 3 3 27.0 11 4 6 1 1 .909 -2 -67 3.33 3.33 .959 4.93 4.90
1956 NYY AL 28 2B 105 101 83 876.0 511 241 260 10 84 .980 -5 -7 5.15 4.77 .973 5.44 5.40 AS
1956 NYY AL 28 3B 16 11 11 102.1 45 12 28 5 3 .889 2 18 3.52 2.50 .949 3.22 3.19 AS
1957 TOT AL 29 2B 78 73 66 633.0 367 179 178 10 46 .973 -8 -15 5.08 4.58 .980 5.39 5.41
1957 TOT AL 29 3B 33 31 19 260.1 92 40 49 3 6 .967 -2 -7 3.08 2.70 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 NYY AL 29 2B 26 25 21 215.2 132 58 67 7 18 .947 -0 -3 5.22 4.81 .980 5.39 5.41
1957 NYY AL 29 3B 13 12 7 96.1 37 11 25 1 2 .973 0 5 3.36 2.77 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 KCA AL 29 2B 52 48 45 417.1 235 121 111 3 28 .987 -8 -22 5.00 4.46 .980 5.39 5.41
1957 KCA AL 29 3B 20 19 12 164.0 55 29 24 2 4 .964 -2 -15 2.91 2.65 .951 3.23 3.24
1957 KCA AL 29 SS 2 1 1 13.0 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 -0 -28 4.15 3.00 .963 5.12 5.15
1958 DET AL 30 SS 88 88 81 757.2 405 159 229 17 58 .958 -10 -16 4.61 4.41 .964 4.96 4.91
1958 DET AL 30 3B 41 39 38 342.0 109 47 59 3 5 .972 0 0 2.79 2.59 .951 3.11 3.08
1959 CLE AL 31 2B 67 64 54 565.0 297 147 149 1 37 .997 4 9 4.72 4.42 .976 5.29 5.25
1959 CLE AL 31 3B 4 1 1 22.0 8 3 4 1 0 .875 -0 -16 2.86 1.75 .952 3.19 3.20
1960 CIN NL 32 2B 97 88 74 766.2 446 228 207 11 52 .975 -11 -18 5.11 4.48 .974 5.20 5.19
1961 MIN AL 33 2B 105 91 85 810.0 458 217 224 17 61 .963 -7 -10 4.90 4.20 .978 5.24 5.18
1961 MIN AL 33 SS 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.80
10 Seasons 2B 767 691 598 6089.2 3648 1734 1840 74 532 .980 -23 -5 5.28 4.66 .977 5.42 5.40
6 Seasons SS 118 96 88 895.2 475 184 269 22 67 .954 -14 -18 4.55 3.84 .964 4.98 4.95
6 Seasons 3B 97 83 70 737.2 260 104 143 13 14 .950 -0 -1 3.01 2.55 .951 3.17 3.16
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
11 Seasons TOT 983 870 756 7724.0 4383 2022 2252 109 613 .975 -37 -6 4.98 4.35 .974 5.16 5.13
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1967 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 AL (25, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1952 AL  2.2 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1953 AL  587 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 AL  8 (4th)
1953 AL  6 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1956 AL  8 (7th)
1958 AL  13 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 AL  6 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1953 AL  19 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1953 AL  8.6 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1953 AL  471 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  107 (4th)
1953 AL  146 (3rd)
1956 AL  105 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  244 (5th)
1953 AL  376 (3rd)
1956 AL  241 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  323 (5th)
1953 AL  390 (4th)
1956 AL  260 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1957 AL  10 (5th)
1961 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  92 (4th)
1953 AL  121 (1st)
1956 AL  84 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1958 AL  17 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (3rd)
1959 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1952 AL  5.67 (2nd)
1953 AL  5.65 (4th)
1956 AL  5.15 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  5.30 (3rd)
1953 AL  5.25 (5th)
1956 AL  4.77 (4th)
1960 NL  4.48 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  .984 (2nd)
1953 AL  .985 (2nd)
1956 AL  .980 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (894), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (281st), 2.9 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name Translations

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German: Billy Martin Statistik
Spanish: Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin Estadísticas
French: Billy Martin statistiques
Italian: Billy Martin statistica
Japanese: ビリー・マーチン 統計
Korean: 빌리 마틴 통계
Norwegian: Billy Martin statistikk
Portuguese: Billy Martin estatísticas
Russian: Мартин, Билли Статистика

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