Stu Martin (baseball)

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Stu Martin
Second baseman
Born: (1912-11-19)November 19, 1912
Rich Square, North Carolina
Died: January 11, 1997(1997-01-11) (aged 84)
Severn, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1936, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 6, 1943, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.268
Home runs16
Runs batted in183
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Stuart McGuire Martin (November 19, 1912 – January 11, 1997) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played from 1936 to 1943.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He was brought up to the major league club in 1936.

Martin platooned with Frankie Frisch in his rookie season and hit .298,[2] with career-highs in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He was named to the National League All-Star team.

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 returned to professional baseball in 1946. He played in the Pacific Coast League for one season and finished his career with two seasons in the Coastal Plain League.[1]

Martin died in Severn, North Carolina at the age of 84.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stu Martin Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  2. ^ "Stu Martin Biography" Archived 2010-12-24 at the Wayback Machine. baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28.

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