Published: May 13, 2014
Former University of Tampa baseball standout Tino Martinez will be honored by the New York Yankees on June 21 for his contributions to the organization. The team will honor Martinez with a ceremony in Monument Park at Yankees Stadium.
Martinez, a first baseman, played seven seasons with the Yankees (1996-2001, 2005) and hit .276 with 192 home runs and 739 RBI. He also won four World Series titles.
In his three years as first baseman for the University of Tampa, Martinez was a three-time first-team all-SSC, all-South Region and All-America pick, in addition to being selected to the Academic All-America team. Playing in his hometown of Tampa, he broke school records for batting average (.398), home runs (54) and runs batted in (222).
Martinez was selected in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 1988 draft by the Seattle Mariners. He also helped the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996 and 1998-2000. He also made the 1995 and 1997 All-Star rosters.
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