Orlando Martinez Oliva
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 2, 1962
- Final Game July 19, 1972
- Born August 23, 1941 in Havana, Cuba
- Died March 8, 2007 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.
Just a wonderful, happy guy. - Chuck Cottier, speaking about Marty Martinez
Marty Martinez was originally signed by Washington Senators scout Joe Cambria as an amateur free agent in 1960. He played parts of seven seasons in the majors but never hit a big league homer. However, during his big league career, he played seven of the nine positions (he did not see time in center field and right field).
After his playing days ended, Martinez spent many years in the Seattle Mariners organization as a scout, minor league manager, and coach. He also served as the Mariners' interim manager in 1986 for one game, which the team lost. It came after Chuck Cottier was fired and before the hiring of Dick Williams, on May 8th. As a scout, he was responsible for signing Edgar Martinez and Omar Vizquel.
Martinez died of a heart attack in 2007 at age 65.
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1975||Pittsfield Rangers||Eastern League||19-33||6th||Texas Rangers||replaced Jackie Moore (40-40)|
|1976||San Antonio Brewers||Texas League||63-71||5th||Texas Rangers|
|1977||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||66-62||3rd||Texas Rangers||Lost in 1st round|
|1978||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||57-78||6th||Texas Rangers|
|1980||Wausau Timbers||Midwest League||57-82||8th||Co-op|
|1986||Seattle Mariners||American League||0-1||--||Seattle Mariners||interim between Chuck Cottier (9-19) and Dick Williams on May 8|
|1988||Calgary Cannons||Pacific Coast League||5th||Seattle Mariners||replaced Bill Plummer|
|1993||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||18-36||8th||Seattle Mariners||none|
|1994||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||21-35||8th||Seattle Mariners||none|
- Joseph Gerard: "Orlando 'Marty' Martinez", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 259-262. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1