Martin Gregory Karow
born Martin Gregory Karowsky
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 170 lb.
- School Ohio State University
- High School West Technical High School
- Debut June 21, 1927
- Final Game July 4, 1927
- Born July 18, 1904 in Braddock, PA USA
- Died April 27, 1986 in Bryan, TX USA
Marty Karow played in the major leagues in 1927 for the Boston Red Sox. Karow was a 22-year-old infielder on the Red Sox that year, as was Billy Rogell, who played briefly with Boston before moving to a long career with the Detroit Tigers. Whereas Karow got only the one shot and hit .200, Rogell had had a previous shot in 1925, when he hit .195.
He was a star athlete in college, as thew quarterback and captain of the Ohio State University football team.
Later, Karow was coach at the United States Naval Academy (1937), Texas A&M University (1938-1941, 1948-1950) and Ohio State University (1951-1975). He led the Buckeyes to the College World Series in 1951, 1965, 1966, and 1967, winning the 1966 College World Series. He managed Team USA to a Gold Medal in the 1967 Pan American Games, the only US Gold in the event through 2011.