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Carmelo Martínez

Carmelo Martínez
Left fielder / First baseman
Born: (1960-07-28) July 28, 1960
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 22, 1983, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1991, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 108
Runs batted in 424
Teams

Carmelo Martínez Salgado (born July 28, 1960) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a first baseman and outfielder, from 1983 to 1991. He also played one season in Japan for the Orix BlueWave in 1992. He is the cousin of Edgar Martínez.

Career

On August 22, 1983, Martinez hit a home run in his very first major league at-bat for the Cubs. The homer came off Cincinnati's Frank Pastore in the 5th inning at Wrigley Field.

On December 7, 1983, Martinez was traded by the Cubs along with Craig Lefferts and Fritz Connally to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Scott Sanderson. He and Kevin McReynolds were dubbed the M&M Boys on the 1984 San Diego Padres team that reached the first World Series in franchise history.[1][2][3] Martinez had 66 RBIs, while McReynolds shared the team lead with 20 home runs.[4]

On July 25, 2008, Martinez was involved in a minor league brawl while serving as interim manager of the Chicago Cubs' Single-A affiliate Peoria Chiefs. Carmelo approached Donnie Scott, manager of the Dayton Dragons and engaged in a heated discussion before shoving him, resulting in emptied benches.[5]

Martinez is currently the Cubs' Latin American field coordinator.

References

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  4. ^ Naiman, Porter 2003, p. 90.
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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Almanac
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