Joseph Clifton Martin
Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 188 lb.
Born: December 13, 1936 in Axton, VA
Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1956.
Debut: September 10, 1959 (Age 22.271, 9,284th in MLB history)
vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Mets/Cubs 1959-1972
Last Game: August 12, 1972 (Age 35.243)
vs. NYM 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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