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Al Martin

Al Martin
Left fielder
Born: (1967-11-24) November 24, 1967
West Covina, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 28, 1992, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 2003, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB statistics
Batting average .276
Home runs 132
Runs batted in 485
Teams

Albert Lee Martin (born November 24, 1967) is a former Korea Baseball Organization.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Controversies 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Martin graduated from John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California, in 1985.

Professional career

Martin played for four teams in the majors: the Pittsburgh Pirates (1992–99), the San Diego Padres (2000), the Seattle Mariners (2000–01), and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003). His best season was in 1996 when he hit .300 with 18 home runs and 72 RBIs. That year he also stole 38 bases. He played for the KBO's LG Twins in 2004.

Controversies

Martin claimed to have played football at University of Southern California. In 2001, he compared a collision with Seattle teammate Carlos Guillén to the time he tried to tackle Michigan running back Leroy Hoard in 1986, when he was playing strong safety at Southern California. In actuality, USC and Michigan did not meet that year, and Martin was an outfielder in the Atlanta Braves' system at the time. Furthermore, USC has no record that Martin ever attended the university.[1]

In a September 1996 game against the Chicago Cubs, Al Martin spit out a large wad of sunflower seeds immediately after hitting a home run, prompting complaints from several viewers that Martin intentionally vomited on the field (similar to Jay Buhner).

In 2000, Martin was involved in a domestic abuse incident with a woman named Shawn Haggerty. She told police that they were married. Martin was already married to another woman at the time, making this a case of bigamy. Martin claimed that he did not realize the ceremony in Las Vegas (with Haggerty) was legally binding.[2]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Baseball-Almanac.com - statistics page
  • Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
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