Orlando (Oliva) Martinez
Born: Aug. 23, 1941 in Havana, Cuba
Died: March 15, 2007 in Dominican Republic
Debut: 1962 | Pos: SS
H: 6'1" | W: 175 | B: B | T: R
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Marty Martinez, a former player who managed one game in the Major Leagues, died on in the Dominican Republic. He was 65.
He hit .243 in 945 at-bats in the major leagues. His career numbers include 57 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Martinez played in the major leagues for Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Oakland. In his career, he spent the majority of time at shortstop, but also played at third base, second base, catcher, first base and leftfield. He pitched two-thirds of an innning for Houston in 1969, allowing a hit and an earned run.
In December 1968, the Braves traded him to Houston for Bob Aspromonte. In November 1971, Houston traded him to St. Louis for Bob Stinson. In July 1972, Oakland traded him, along with Vic Harris and Steve Lawson, to the Texas Rangers for Don Mincher and Ted Kubiak.
He worked as a coach for the Seattle Mariners and was the interim manager for one game.
He also managed the Tulsa Drillers in 1977 and 1978.