Signed by Luke Wrenn...led the 1988 United States baseball team to the gold medal in the Summer
Olympics in Seoul, South Korea...was named MVP of the World Amateur Championships in Parma, Italy, hitting
.413 with 4 HR and 18 RBI...was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the country's best
amateur athlete...attended the University of Tampa, where he was a Division II All-American three times...holds
UT's career records in BA (.398), HR (54) and RBI (222)...was an Academic All-American as well... was a thirdround
draft pick of the Boston Red Sox out of high school, but chose instead to attend the University of
Tampa...was inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame on 2/25/98 for his outstanding play at
the University of Tampa...was a childhood friend and Jefferson High School teammate of Arizona's Luis
Gonzalez...led Tampa Catholic H.S. to the Florida State Championship in 1982 and took Jefferson H.S. (Tampa)
to the state finals in 1985...was the recipient of the New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award
in 1997...also received the "Good Guy" Award presented by the Tampa Bay chapter of the B.B.W.A.A. in
2004...has joined the University of Tampa in hosting the Rene Martinez Sr. Golf Classic for the past 15 years
in memory of his father...the tournament benefits his alma mater and is responsible for funding 4-5 scholarships
for the baseball program...it is the largest one-day tournament in the Tampa Bay area...approximately
250 golfers participate each year.2005Hit .241 (73-for-303) with 17 HR and 49 RBIs in 131 games with the Yankees (78 starts at 1B). ... Hit grand slam in 13-run second inning in 4/18 win vs. Tampa Bay, the 11th of his career and first since 9/17/02 (with St. Louis) at Colorado. ... Homered in five straight games from 5/7-11, becoming the first Yankee to homer in five straight (team) games since Don Mattingly tied the Major League record with a home run in eight consecutive games in July 1987. ... At 37 years (and 155 days), was the fourth oldest player to homer in five straight (team) games behind only Barry Bonds (39 years, 271 days with San Francisco in 2004), Ted Williams (38 years, 320 days with Boston in 1957) and Dave Kingman (37 years, 230 days with Oakland in 1986). ... Had 10 home runs in first 15 days of May. Only two players in Major-League history have hit more home runs in the first 15 days of any calendar month (Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner, 11 in September 1949; and Chicago's Sammy Sosa, 11 in June 1998). ... Led the American League with 10 home runs in May, the third time in his career that he has led his league in home runs for a calendar month (also five with Seattle in August of strike-shortened 1994 and 11 in May 1997). ... His first 29 RBI of the 2005 season all came in games in which he hit a home run. ... Scored the 1,000th run of his career with his seventh-inning solo HR in 7/29 loss vs. Los Angeles.2004Hit .262 (120-for-458) with 23 HR and 76RBI in 138 games with Tampa Bay...made 110 starts
at first base and 18 at DH...had his fewest at-bats since 1994, but still recorded his ninth 20-homer season
and his 23 home runs and 76 RBI were his highest totals since 2001...his 66 walks were the most he's had
in a season since 1999 and the fourth highest total in his 13-
year career...ranks third among Major League first basemen
over that span with 565 extra base hits...finished second in
fielding among AL first basemen with a .997 mark behind John
Olerud (.998)...it was the sixth time he has finished first or
second in his league in fielding, including each of the last four
years, but has never won a Gold Glove...his throwing error on
5/16 at Cleveland was his first in 80 games...ranks third alltime
in career fielding among first basemen, first among active
players with a .99580 fielding mark...hit .321 (34-for-106)
from 7/21 to 8/24 improving his average 20 points from .256
to .276, but hit only .212 (21-for-99) the rest of the
season...drove in 17 runs in a 14-game span from 5/9-
25...finished the season with 322 career home runs, 86th alltime
and 18th among active players...trails Gary Carter and
Lance Parrish who are next at 324...hit 9 HR off left-handers in only 126 at-bats...homered in his first at-bat
as a Devil Ray on 3/6 in the Grapefruit League opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates' Rick Reed...on Opening
Day in Japan on 3/30, hit the 300th home run of his career off Felix Heredia...also doubled and singled, scored
three runs and drove in two...it was his fifth Opening Day home run...belted a two-run triple on 9/17 at
Toronto, his first three-base hit since 6/4/03 at Busch Stadium, also against Toronto...his lone two homer
game as a Devil Ray came on 5/4 in 5-4 win at Texas including the game-winner in the 9th off former Yankee
teammate Jeff Nelson...was the 20th multi-HR game of his career...doubled and homered on 6/19 at Arizona
and drove in five runs, the 16th time in his career he's tallied five or more RBI in a game...on 5/23, his 10th
inning single gave the Rays a 5-4,"walk-off" win in 10 innings giving the Rays their first-ever three-game
sweep of the Indians.2003 Completed his second season with the Redbirds by playing in 138 games and batting .273 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI. Tino lifted his batting average 11 points from the 2002 (.262) season.
Committed just three errors on the year and led all N.L. first basemen with a .997 fielding percentage. His fielding mark tied Keith Hernandez (1981) for the best single-season tally by a Cardinals first baseman.
Had 34 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI contests. Tino provided the game-winning RBI five times and his 24 two-out RBI ranked fifth on the club.
He made 22 starts batting 4th in the batting order, hitting .321 (27-for-84) with 1 HR and 13 RBI.
Batted .285 (93-for-326) with 66 RBI after 5/25, raising his season batting average from .245 to .273.
Hit .333 with five homers and 22 RBI in the month of June. He followed that with a .306 average in July.
Smacked a two-run home run, singled and walked in the Cards' season-opening win vs. MIL.
His RBI double was the game-winning RBI in 4/13 win at HOU.
Was HBP on 4/20 vs. ARI and drew a four-game suspension for subsequent brawl. He served a reduced three-game suspension during 4/29-5/1 Mets series.
Had his season-high 12-game hitting streak (.391 BA) snapped 4/26 at FLA, but he bounced back with career-high five hits in the Cards' 20-inning win the next day.
Hit two homers and had four RBI on 6/14 at Yankee Stadium.
Hit a pair of home runs and had four hits 6/24 vs. CIN, tying the game in both the eighth and ninth innings with homers.
Enjoyed a three-hit game on 7/23 at SD and had four hits and two RBI on 7/26 vs. PIT.
HR'd (#10) on 7/4 at CHI and went 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Hit a three-run HR (#11) on 8/12 at PIT and finished the game with a season-high five RBI.
Had game-tying two-run single in the eighth inning on 8/27 vs. CHI and had a two-run single on 9/3 at CHI.
Went 3-for-3 with walk, single, double, two RBI and career home run #299 on 9/26 at ARI.2002
Signed with the Cardinals in December 2001 as a free agent and batted .262 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI in his first season with the Redbirds.
Tino posted his eighth career 20-homer season and reached 75 RBI for the eighth consecutive year.
Finished second in the National League in first base fielding percentage (.996) behind LA's Eric Karros. Tino owns a .995 career fielding percentage and has committed just 10 errors in the last two seasons.
Has driven in 860 runs as a first baseman over the last eight seasons. Houston's Jeff Bagwell (934 RBI) is the only first baseman in the Majors to drive in more runs during the same eight-season span.
Was hot down the stretch, hitting six home runs with 14 RBI in his last 20 games.
After hitting just .242 in the first half, batted .278 after the All-Star break.
He batted .292 (49-for-168) in his last 48 games, raising his batting average to .262.
Poked a pair of home runs on 5/1 vs. FLA, his first HRs as a Cardinal. It was his 17th career two-homer game and ended the longest homer drought of his career at 125 at-bats.
He led the team with six home runs and 20 RBI during the month of May.
Hit safely in 15 of 18 games vs. CIN and homered in back-to-back games vs. the Reds on 5/18-19.
Had a three-hit game on 6/2 vs. PIT, ending an 0-for-11 skid.
Collected a season-high four hits on 6/7 at KC, including his seventh home run.
His three-run HR (#8) on 6/11 at SEA provided the Cards with 7-1 lead in the eighth inning.
Enjoyed a 3-for-4 game 6/30 vs. CIN and drilled a two-run homer (#9) in the first inning.
He doubled and tripled 8/3 at ATL.
Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a season-high four RBI on 8/15 at PIT.
Had his season-best nine-game hitting streak snapped on 8/16. He batted .417 (15-for-36) during the streak.
Homered (#15), doubled and scored twice 8/22 vs. PIT.
Notched three hits on 9/4 vs. CIN, including a game-tying home run (#16).
Hit his 10th career grand slam on 9/17 at COL and clubbed HR #20 the next night. Tino and Boston's Manny Ramirez joined Willie McCovery (nine years) as the only players in big-league history to hit grand slams in eight straight seasons.
2002 POSTSEASON: Struggled in his eighth career postseason appearance, batting just .080 (2-for-25) in eight games...went 0-for-11 in the Division Series vs. Arizona and was 2-for-14 in the League Championship Series vs. San Francisco.
2001Durable veteran batted .280 with 34 HRs and 113 RBIs in 154 games (146 starts at first base and two at DH)...His 34 home runs were 18 more than his 2000 total of 16 and were his most since hitting a career-high 44 in 1997...Has driven in at least 100 runs in six of his last seven seasons...Has driven in 785 runs as a first baseman over the last seven seasons. Houston's Jeff Bagwell (838 RBI) is the only first baseman in the Majors to drive in more runs during the same seven-season span...Batted .305 with 22 HRs and 66 RBIs at home. The 22 homers were the most by any player at Yankee Stadium since Don Mattingly hit 22 in 1985. No player has hit more than 22 in a season at Yankee Stadium since 1961, when both Roger Maris (30) and Mickey Mantle (24) did it...Eighteen of his 34 homers came in the sixth inning or later...Hit his third career Opening Day home run on 4/4 vs. KC...Hit his ninth career grand slam on 4/20 vs. BOS and became only the fifth player in Major League history to hit a grand slam in seven consecutive seasons (1995-01), joining Willie McCovey (nine straight years, 1964-72), Vern Stephens (7), Gil Hodges (7) and Cecil Fielder (7). Boston's Manny Ramirez (also 7 straight years) joined the group on 8/19...Had back-to-back three-hit games for the eighth time in his career on 4/20 and 5/1 at MIN...Went 2-for-4 with two two-run homers 6/13 vs. MON...His error on 6/20 at DET snapped his 77-game errorless streak, dating back to 2000. It was the second-longest errorless streak of his career after an 85-game streak in 1996-97...Hit a game-winning, two-run, pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning of 6/25 win vs. CLE, marking his first career pinch home run...Had a season-high five RBIs and equaled a season best with four hits 6/27 vs. CLE...Homered in a career-high four straight games, 6/27-7/1. Went deep in eight of 11 games, 6/25-7/6...Clubbed his second pinch homer of the season (and his career) in 7/6 win over the Mets...Hit his 250th career homer in 7/23 win vs. TOR...Missed four straight games with a strained left groin sustained in 8/20 win at TEX...Hit a two-run HR in the second inning and a three-run shot in the sixth frame and was 3-for-4 with five RBI in a 9/8 win over BOS. It was his 16th career multi-homer game...Recorded the 1000th RBI of his career with a solo homer 9/21 at BAL.
2001 POSTSEASON - Homered in each of the three rounds, but batted just .186 (11-for-59) overall in postseason play...batted .111 (2-for-18) in the Division Series vs. Oakland...poked a two-run, eighth inning homer off Jim Mecir in Game 1 loss...batted .250 (5-for-20) with a homer and three RBIs in the League Championship Series vs. Seattle...went 2-for-4 in NY's 3-2 Game 2 win...his three-run homer in the eighth inning of Game 5 (off Jose Paniagua) capped New York's 12-3 Series-clinching win...batted just .190 (4-for-21) in the World Series vs. Arizona, but hit a dramatic homer in Game 4...with the Yankees trailing 3-1 in the ninth inning and down to their last out, Tino hit a two-run shot to right-center off Byung-Hyun Kim to send the game to extra innings...they later won it in the 10th to tie the Series at 2-2.2000Hit .258 with 16HR and 91RBI in 155 games (149 starts at first base). Has driven in 678 runs in the last six seasons form the first base position...Jeff Bagwell (708RBI) is the only first baseman in the Majors to drive in more runs during the same six season span. Snapped 65AB homerless streak with second inning lolo-HR (#5) in 5/30 vs. Oakland. Hit is career-high forth triple of the season in 6/7 win at Montreal. Collected a season high four hits on 7/17 vs. Philadelphia, going 4-for-5 with a solo-HR (#9)and 4RBI. His grand slam in 8/9 win vs. Oakland was the eighth grand slam of his career and first since 5/26/99 at Yankee Stadium off Boston's John Wasdin...became the ninth player in Major League history to have a grand slam in six consecutive seasons...the ML record is held by San Francisco's Willie McCovey who went nine straight seasons with a grand slam(1964-'72)...is tied with Manny Ramirez for the longest current streak...has hit grand slams in all five straight seasons as a Yankee. Was ejected from 9/20 game at Toronto by HP Umpire Tim Timmons in the ninth inning for arguing from the dugout. Snappe a career-long 0-for-28 stretch with a second inning single and was 1-for-5 in 9/23 win vs. Detroit. Recorded his 14th career multi-home run game and first of 2000--hitting two two-run home runs (#5 and 16)--and was 2-for-4 in 9/24 win vs. Detroit.1999Again provided consistent production from the heart of the Yankees' line-up while playing standout defense from his first base position...hit .263 with 28 HR and 105 RBI in 159 games (151 starts at first base)...reached 25 home runs and 100 runs batted in for the fifth consecutive season (fourth as a Yankee), becoming the first Yankee to hit 25 HR and 100 RBI in his first four seasons as a Yankee since Joe DiMaggio's streak of six consecutive seasons (1936-41)...the only other Yankees with four-year streaks are Lou Gehrig (12 years, 1927-38) and Babe Ruth (eight years, 1926-33)...has driven in 587 runs in the last five seasons from the first base position...Mark McGwire (600 RBI) is the only other first baseman in the Majors to drive in more runs during the same five-season span...of his 28 home runs, 21 were hit on the road (tied for ninth most in the A.L.)...was 2-for-4 with two solo home runs on 4/28 at Texas...hit his seventh career regular-season grand slam on 5/26 vs. Boston...played his 500th game as a Yankee on 5/27 vs. Boston and had 407 RBI in those 500 games...Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig also had 407 in his first 500 games as a Yankee...had his second multi-HR game of the season and the 12th of his career on 6/23 at Tampa Bay...led the American League with 11 RBI and a .581 on-base percentage and was named A.L. Player-of-the-Week for June 21-27...he hit .500 (13-for-26) with eight runs, three doubles, one triple and three homers for the week...hit two homers on 8/5 at Seattle (the Yankees' first game ever at Safeco Field), including the 200th of his career in the second inning (off Moyer)...his first homer snapped a homerless stretch of 22 games (79 AB)...the two-homer game was his third of the season and 13th multi-homer game of his career (now has 12 two-HR games, one three-HR game)...in the game, batted seventh for the first time since 10/2/95--his last game with Seattle--vs. California in a one-game playoff...homered in three consecutive games at Texas (8/23-25) and was 8-for-15 with 6 R, 3 HR and 9 RBI in that span...finished the season with a season-high 10-game hitting streak, batting .333 (13-for-39) with 3 HR and 10 RBI...hit .244 (11-for-45) with 2 HR and along with Bernie Williams led the Yankees with 8 RBI in the postseason.1998Posted another solid season with the Yankees, batting .281 with a team-leading 28 HR and 123 RBI...played in 142 games, making 140 starts at first base...hit 25 or more home runs with 100-plus RBI for the fourth consecutive season...his 123 RBI ranked sixth in the American League...became only the fourth player in franchise history to drive in at least 120 runs in two straight seasons (also Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio)...became the first Yankee to drive in 100 or more runs in three consecutive seasons since Don Mattingly did it in four straight seasons (1984-87)...had a season-high four runs and 5 RBI in the Yankees' 17-13 win in the home opener on 4/10 vs. Oakland...hit his sixth career grand slam on 4/17 at Detroit (off Justin Thompson)...had 17 RBI during a six-game stretch from 4/10-18, driving in at least two runs in each game...helped the Yankees beat Roger Clemens for the second time in a week with a sacrifice fly in the third inning of the 1-0 victory on 4/27 vs. Toronto...missed eight games after being hit by a pitch from Baltimore's Armando Benitez on 5/19...played on 5/22 at Boston, but suffered a slight strain of the right shoulder while sliding into third base on a triple...underwent an MRI on 5/25 and the results were negative...returned to the lineup on 5/29 vs. Boston and went 0-for-12 before going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer on 6/1 vs. Chicago...was 18-for-101 (.178) in 29 games after being hit by Benitez...had four 4-RBI games in July, including two straight vs. Philadelphia on 7/1-2...with the Yankees trailing 8-5 in the ninth inning on 7/2 vs. Philadelphia, he hit his second home run of the game, a two-out, game-tying, three-run blast off Mark Leiter (Yankees won 9-8 in 11 innings)...had a season-high four hits (4-for-4 with 2 doubles) on 8/15 vs. Texas...had his second two-homer game of the season in a 5-0 win on 8/21 at Texas...had his fifth 4-RBI game of the season in a 10-4 win on 9/22 vs. Cleveland (Game One)...collected his 1,000th career hit on 9/23 vs. Cleveland (singled off Jason Jacome)...batted only .167 with 0 HR and 1 RBI in the Division Series and ALCS, but rebounded in the World Series, batting .385 with 1 HR and 4 RBI vs. San Diego...hit a dramatic, two-out grand slam off Mark Langston to cap a seven-run seventh inning in the Yankees' 9-6 victory in Game One of the World Series...was the 17th grand slam in World Series history, the eighth by a Yankee.1997Enjoyed the best offensive season of his career, hitting .296 with 44 HR and 141 RBI...was second in the American League in home runs and RBI, third in total bases (343), fourth in HR/AB ratio (1 HR/13.5 AB) and first in sacrifice flies (13)...28 of his 44 home runs came before the All-Star Break...led the Yankees in home runs, RBI, total bases, sacrifice flies, walks and slugging percentage...played in 158 games, making 153 starts (147 at 1B and 6 at DH)...was the starting first baseman on the American-League All-Star Team (0-for-2)...won the Home-Run Derby the previous day at Jacobs Field...was named to the Sporting News All-Star Team and won the Louisville Slugger/Sporting News Silver Slugger Award for American-League first basemen...established a career high with 141 RBI (previous high was 117 in 1996), the highest total by a Yankee since Don Mattingly drove in 145 in 1985...his career-high 44 home runs were the most by a Yankee first baseman since Lou Gehrig hit 49 in 1936, and the most by any Yankee since Roger Maris hit 61 and Mickey Mantle hit 54 in 1961...became only the 16th player in Yankee history to hit three home runs in a single game on 4/2 at Seatttle, establishing career highs with five runs scored and 7 RBI...his five runs scored tied the club record (now done 13 times, previously by Don Mattingly on 4/30/88 vs. Texas)...Martinez also became the first Yankee to hit three home runs on the road since Cliff Johnson hit three on 6/30/77 at Toronto...his nine home runs in April were the second-highest total ever by a Yankee, trailing only Graig Nettles' 11 in 1974...his 34 RBI in April set a Major-League record, previously held by San Francisco's Barry Bonds with 32 in 1996 (was broken by Juan Gonzalez in '98)...became the first player to reach 40 RBI in his first 30 games since Roy Campanella drove in 44 for Brooklyn in 1953...became only the fourth Yankee to hit 12 home runs in his first 30 games (Mickey Mantle hit 15 in 1956, Yogi Berra hit 12 in 1956 and Babe Ruth hit 12 in 1921, '26, '28 and '30)...his 18 home runs in the club's first 50 games is tied for the fourth-highest total in Yankee history...Martinez is only the third Yankee to hit as many as 15 home runs in the club's first 40 games (also Mickey Mantle in 1956 and Babe Ruth, four times)...with 28 home runs, he became only the third Yankee to reach the All-Star Break with at least 25...Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris reached the break with 25 or more home runs twice (Mantle with 29 in 1956 and '61, Maris with 27 in '60 and 33 in '61)...finished two home runs shy of the Yankee record for the most home runs through June (Babe Ruth had 30 in 1928 and '30)...with 13 homers of three or more runs, he tied Babe Ruth (1929) for the team record and finished one shy of the Major-League record held by Jimmie Foxx (1932 and '38)...was the only American-League player to be named Player-of-the-Week twice in '97(4/28-5/4 and 6/22-29)...hit home runs 32 and 33--including his fifth career grand slam--on 7/16 at Chicago, establishing a career-high (previous best was 31 in 1995 with Seattle)...tied a career-high with five hits on 6/24 at Detroit, going 5-for-5 with 4R, 2 HR and 4 RBI in a 12-9 win...with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly on 8/1 vs. Minnesota, he became the fastest Yankee to reach 100 RBI since Roger Maris, who also recorded his 100th RBI in the team's 106th game in 1961...started all five games at first base in the Division Series vs. Cleveland, batting .222 with 1 HR and 4 RBI.1996Hit .292 with 25 HR and a team-high 117 RBI in his first season with the Yankees...his 117 RBI were the most by a Yankee first baseman since Don Mattingly drove in 145 in 1985...he also became the first Yankee first baseman to drive in 100 runs since Mattingly had 113 in 1989...ranked first in fielding percentage among all first baseman in the American League (.996)...played in 155 games, making 152 starts (149 at 1B, 3 at DH)...recorded three 5-RBI games (5/1 at Baltimore, 8/19 vs. Seattle and 9/25 vs. Milwaukee, Game 1)...hit a 15th-inning grand slam in an 11-6 win on 5/1 at Baltimore...increased his batting average every month through August (.244 in April, .284 in May, .314 in June, .326 in July and .343 in August)...had a 13-game hitting streak from 8/8-22...hit .188 with 0 HR and 0 RBI in the postseason.1995Batted .293 with 31 HR and 111 RBI in his last season with the Mariners...was fifth in the American League with111 RBI, sixth in extra-base hits (69) and eighth in total bases (286)...his 31 home runs set a Mariners' record for home runs by a first baseman, breaking Alvin Davis' mark of 29 in 1987...had his first career two-home run game and recorded 5 RBI in an 11-9 win on 5/31 vs. New York ...became the eighth player since 1973 to homer into the black seats in Yankee Stadium on 6/11 off Bob MacDonald...had his second career five-hit game, going 5-for-5 with 2 HR and 5 RBI on 7/5 at Detroit...made his first All-Star Team, replacing the injured Mark McGwire (singled off Philadelphia's Heathcliff Slocumb in his only at-bat, pinch-hitting for teammate Edgar Martinez)...was named A.L. Player-of-the-Week from 7/3-7/9, batting .393 with 4 HR and 11 RBI...tied a then career high with 6 RBI, including a game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning of a 10-6 win on 7/17 vs. Detroit...hit .333 (20-for-60) during a career-high 14-game hitting streak from 7/27-8/11...hit a two-run home run--his second of the game--off Dennis Eckersley in the 9th inning to give the Mariners a 9-8 win on 9/24 vs. Oakland...had seven games with four or more RBI...batted .409 with 1 HR and 5 RBI vs. New York in the Division Series...batted .136 (3-for-22) with 0 HR and 0 RBI in the ALCS vs. Cleveland...was traded to the Yankees on 12/7 with RHP's Jeff Nelson and Jim Mecir for LHP Sterling Hitchcock and 3B Russ Davis.1994Batted .261 with 20 HR and 61 RBI in 97 games...got off to a slow start, hitting just .189 with 3 HR and 18 RBI through 5/19, but then homered in three straight games from 5/20-5/23...had a 13-game hitting streak from 6/28-7/22 (hit .367 with 4 HR and 12 RBI in that span...led the club with a .347 BA and 6 HR in July...homered in three straight games from 8/7-9 for the second time in '94, including a then career-high 6 RBI on 8/8 at Texas...from 6/28 through the end of the season, he batted .353 with 11 HR and 27 RBI in 32 games...ranked second among American-League first baseman in fielding percentage, behind Don Mattingly.1993Batted .265 with 17 HR and 60 RBI in 109 games...despite missing the final 50 games of the season with an injured left knee, Martinez finished third on the club in home runs...set a club record with five bases on balls on 4/14 at Toronto...homered in back-to-back games on 5/1-2 at New York...had his best month of the season in May, batting .306 with 6 HR and 15 RBI...homered in three straight games from 6/13-15...broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning on 7/21 at New York with a three-run homer off Jimmy Key (Mariners won 10-3)...suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while running the bases on 8/9 at Kansas City...was placed on the disabled list on 8/13 and missed the remainder of the season...underwent surgery to reconstruct the ligament on 8/26...the surgery was performed by Dr. Larry Pedegana in Seattle.1992In his first full season in the Majors, Martinez batted .257 with 16HR and 66 RBI...homered on Opening Night vs. Texas off Floyd Bannister on 4/6...hit his first career grand slam on 4/25 at California (off Joe Grahe)...had his first five-hit game on 6/29 vs. Oakland going 5-for-6 (all singles) with 2 RBI...hit in a season-high 13 straight games for 8/6-22, batting .333 (19-for-57) during the streak...hit the game-winning home run in a 4-3 victory on 9/1 vs Boston, belting an eigth-inning shot off Greg Harris...batted .291 with 7HR and 25 RBI in his final 42 games...finished third on the club in home runs.1991Began the season at Triple-A Calgary, where he was named the Pacific Coast League's MVP and All-Star first baseman..ranked among the Pacific-Coast leaders in runs (2nd-94), walks (2nd-82), doubles (3rd-34) and batting average (5th-.326)...led first baseman in fielding with a .992 percentage...was the starting first baseman at the Triple-A All Star Game on 7/10 at Louisville...was named Topps' Player-of-the-Month for August after hitting .346 with 5 HR and 21 RBI in 21 games...was recalled by Seattle on 8/22...hit his first Major-League home run on 8/26 vs. Milwaukee, solo shot off Julio Machado.1990Began the season at Triple-A Calgary, where he ranked among the Pacific-Coast-League Leaders in intentional walks (1st-11), RBI (2nd-93) and batting average (10th-.320)...never went more than two games without a hit...had 74 walks and only 37 strikeouts in 451 at-bats...led Pacific-Coast -League first basemen in fielding with a .991 percentage...tied a Calgary rcord with five hits on 4/21 vs. Las Vegas...hit two home runs in the same inning on 6/1 at Vancouver (2nd inning: grand slam, solo)...was named USA Today's Minor-League Player-of-the-Year and Calgary's MVP...was the second-ranked prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America...made his Major League debut on 8/20 at Texas and went 2-for-4 with 1R...collected his first Major-League hit off Bobby witt in his first at-bat (single)...went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI the following night at Texas...had a 1-for-29 stretch from 8/22-9/21 before a season-high five-game hitting streak from 9/22-9/28.1989Spent his first professional season at Double-A Williamsport, where he batted .257 with 13 HR and 64 RBI in a league-leading 137 games...hit the game-winning grand slam in the 12th inning of the first game of a doubleheader on 7/6 at Harrisburg...led the Eastern League with 509 at-bats and 18 intentional walks...led all Eastern-League first basemen with a .995 fielding percentage, 1260 putouts, 81 assists, 1348 total chances and 106 double plays...was ranked the seventh-best Major-League prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America.