Billy Martin

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Birthdate 05/16/1928
Death Date 12/25/1989
Debut Year 1950
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Braves, Indians, Rangers, Reds, Tigers, Twins, Yankees
Positions Manager, Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base

When his #1 was retired by the Yanks Billy Martin said, “I may not have been the greatest Yankee to put on the uniform, but I am the proudest.”

In the collection:

Document from Commissioner's Office that sent Billy Martin to the minors in 1950

Document from Commissioner's Office that sent Billy Martin to the minors in 1950

In the collection is the document that sent Billy Martin to Triple-A after just six big league games. It signed by Hall of Fame executive George Weiss and comes with quite a story. Yankee GM George Weiss never liked Billy
Billy Martin handwritten letter

Billy Martin handwritten letter

Billy Martin’s enthusiasm for the game can be seen in this handwritten letter written sometime after his firing in 1978. Martin writes to a fan who’s having trouble learning a foreign language. “Seems like you enjoy Latin as much as I like sitting out next year! I can’t wait

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