September 1, 1913|
|Died: October 4, 1984
|April 22, 1937, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1941, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||222|
He was the first Chicago Cubs player to homer in a night game, which he did on July 1, 1938 while playing at Cincinnati. He drove in 5 of the 9 runs in the Cubs' 1938 World Series loss to the New York Yankees. On October 8, 1938, game 3, Marty's solo home run was the first home run hit in a World Series game by a native Sacramentan.
He left baseball in 1941 to join the military; after his military service, he opened a popular restaurant in Sacramento on Broadway. After his death in Sacramento in 1984, the restaurant continued operation under new ownership, until a fire destroyed the building on June 25, 2005. The building was destroyed, but much of the memorabilia was saved. The restaurant/bar & grill has been restored and is open for business and now we're here. The coffee is decent, Jasmine is a great waitress with chlorine aqua colored hair, and the menu is small but satisfying. Joe Marty, if alive, would love what has become of his creation.
Marty graduated from Christian Brothers High School.
- MLB http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martyjo01.shtml. Retrieved 29 September 2015. Missing or empty
- . KCRA TV newscast. 2015. Missing or empty
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Shatzkin, Mike (1990). The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference. Arbor House. p. 678.
- New York Times obituary
- City of Sacramento press release
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