Stu Martin (baseball)
|Born: November 19, 1912|
Rich Square, North Carolina
|Died: January 11, 1997 (aged 84)|
Severn, North Carolina
|April 14, 1936, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 6, 1943, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||183|
|Career highlights and awards|
Martin was born in Rich Square, North Carolina and attended Guilford College. He began his professional baseball career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 1934. The following season, he hit .338 in the Piedmont League. He was brought up to the major league club in 1936.
Martin continued to play semi-regularly for St. Louis for the rest of the decade. However, in 1940 his batting numbers declined, and he was sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season. He played parts of two seasons there. In 1943, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs and played a few games for them. Then, he served in the United States Navy for three years.
Martin died in Severn, North Carolina at the age of 84.
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