Billy Martin (1928 – 1989)

September 4, 2010 by  
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Billy Martin

This week is A’s week with our podcast featuring the Oakland A’s being released on Friday, September 10th.  Billy Martin played second base and managed in the Major Leagues.  While best known for managing the New York Yankees, Martin managed the Oakland A’s from 1980 through 1982.

Martin was born and raised in Berkley.  During Martin’s tenure with the A’s, he perfected a style of play called Billyball with the main feature being aggressive base running.

Martin was killed as a passenger in a one car crash near his farm in Port Crane, New York.  Martin is buried 150 feet from Babe Ruth at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

Billyball – The Conference


Billyball – No Argument


Billyball – Timid Soul

Billyball – Memories



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