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#24      TINO MARTINEZ            1B

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QUICK FACTS:


Full Name: Constantino Martinez

Birthplace: Tampa, FL

Birthdate: 12/7/1967

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 230

H/T: L/R


 2005 STATS:


G: 131                                       AB: 303                         R: 43

H: 73                                         HR: 17                           RBI: 49

OBP: .328                                 SLG: .439                     AVG: .241


 

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:


  • 2 time All-Star (’95, ’97)
  • 1 Silver Slugger (’97)
  • AL Player of the Week (5/9-15/2005)

BIOGRAPHY

 

Signed by Luke Wrenn...led the 1988 United States baseball team to the gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea...was named MVP of the World Amateur Championships in Parma, Italy, hitting .413 with 4 HR and 18 RBI...was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the country's best amateur athlete...attended the University of Tampa, where he was a Division II All-American three times...holds UT's career records in BA (.398), HR (54) and RBI (222)...was an Academic All-American as well... was a thirdround draft pick of the Boston Red Sox out of high school, but chose instead to attend the University of Tampa...was inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame on 2/25/98 for his outstanding play at the University of Tampa...was a childhood friend and Jefferson High School teammate of Arizona's Luis Gonzalez...led Tampa Catholic H.S. to the Florida State Championship in 1982 and took Jefferson H.S. (Tampa) to the state finals in 1985...was the recipient of the New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award in 1997...also received the "Good Guy" Award presented by the Tampa Bay chapter of the B.B.W.A.A. in 2004...has joined the University of Tampa in hosting the Rene Martinez Sr. Golf Classic for the past 15 years in memory of his father...the tournament benefits his alma mater and is responsible for funding 4-5 scholarships for the baseball program...it is the largest one-day tournament in the Tampa Bay area...approximately 250 golfers participate each year.

 

2005 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Hit .241 (73-for-303) with 17 HR and 49 RBIs in 131 games with the Yankees (78 starts at 1B). ... Hit grand slam in 13-run second inning in 4/18 win vs. Tampa Bay, the 11th of his career and first since 9/17/02 (with St. Louis) at Colorado. ... Homered in five straight games from 5/7-11, becoming the first Yankee to homer in five straight (team) games since Don Mattingly tied the Major League record with a home run in eight consecutive games in July 1987. ... At 37 years (and 155 days), was the fourth oldest player to homer in five straight (team) games behind only Barry Bonds (39 years, 271 days with San Francisco in 2004), Ted Williams (38 years, 320 days with Boston in 1957) and Dave Kingman (37 years, 230 days with Oakland in 1986). ... Had 10 home runs in first 15 days of May. Only two players in Major-League history have hit more home runs in the first 15 days of any calendar month (Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner, 11 in September 1949; and Chicago's Sammy Sosa, 11 in June 1998). ... Led the American League with 10 home runs in May, the third time in his career that he has led his league in home runs for a calendar month (also five with Seattle in August of strike-shortened 1994 and 11 in May 1997). ... His first 29 RBI of the 2005 season all came in games in which he hit a home run. ... Scored the 1,000th run of his career with his seventh-inning solo HR in 7/29 loss vs. Los Angeles.

 

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