Mike Martin (minors01)

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Michael D. Martin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Martin played three years of minor league baseball in the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers organizations. He later became a very successful college baseball coach.

Martin was drafted in the 28th round of the 1966 amateur draft by the New York Mets. He debuted with the Greenville Mets that year, hitting .211/~.372/.238 in 32 games. He handled 46 chances error-free in the outfield, best in the Western Carolinas League. In 1967, Martin was with the Winter Haven Mets (.203/~.308/.272, 12 for 13 in steal attempts) and the Mankato Mets (.216/~.304/.363 in 30 games). He concluded his playing career with the 1968 Rocky Mount Leafs, going 3 for 20 with 3 walks.

Martin was an assistant at Florida State University from 1975 to 1979, the last year under Dick Howser. Martin has been the head coach at FSU since 1980. He recorded his 1,400th win in 2006. On May 5, 2018, he set the all-time NCAA record with 1,976 wins, passing Augie Garrido

Martin's son Mike Martin Jr. played at FSU in 1993-1995, in the minors from 1995-1997 and has been an assistant coach since 1998.

Sources include 1967-1969 Baseball Guides

Further Reading[edit]

  • Matthew Leach: "FSU's Martin sets NCAA record with 1,976 wins: Past and present Major Leaguers reflect on his impact", mlb.com, May 5, 2018. [1]

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