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Billy Martin

  • American businessman
  • Born May 16, 1928
  • Died December 25, 1989

Alfred Manuel Martin Jr. (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989), commonly called "Billy", was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager who, in addition to leading other teams, was five times the manager of the New York Yankees. First known as a scrappy infielder who made considerable contributions to the championship Yankee teams of the 1950s, he then built a reputation as a manager who would initially make bad teams good, before ultimately being fired amid dysfunction. In each of his stints with the Yankees he managed them to winning records before being fired by team owner George Steinbrenner or resigning under fire, usually amid a well-publicized scandal such as Martin's involvement in an alcohol-fueled fight.


I really love the togetherness in baseball. That's a real true love.




Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener.




There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.




I may not have been the best Yankee to put on the pinstripes, but I am the proudest.




Most people miss the great part mental outlook plays in this game.




What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins.



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