Billy Martin Coaster


Billy Martin Coaster

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Fun Facts About Billy Martin

  1. As a manager, Billy Martin led five teams – the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees – to the World Series over the course of his career.
  2. He was born Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin on May 16th 1928 in Berkeley, California before studying at Berkeley High School and eventually Saint Mary’s College of California – where he played baseball for two years (1945-46) as a shortstop.
  3. In 1948 he made his professional debut in St. Paul Minnesota before playing for seven different teams (the most well known being the New York Yankees) until 1961 when he retired from playing due to health issues.
  4. In 1969 he returned to baseball as the Twins manager and by 1976 was managing arguably his most memorable team: The New York Yankees – with whom he won three AL pennants in four years from 1977–1990 despite frequent battles both on and off the field.
  5. During an infamous incident in Detroit that same year, Martin got into an altercation with pitcher Ed Whitson which resulted in him being suspended for 20 days without pay by American League President Lee MacPhail
  6. Despite this rocky start during his tenure with the Yankees – which included numerous suspensions and two firings – Martin still managed to lead them to back-to-back World Series appearances in 1981/82; this culminated with their famous “Miracle at Yankee Stadium” win against their fierce rivals Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in 1982 after trailing 0-2 earlier on in series.
  7. Arguably one of Baseball’s greatest managers ever, Martin was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously at age 61 (due to alcohol related automobile accident) on August 2nd 1987 alongside Detroit Tigers Outfielder Al Kaline who famously said about him “he would never settle for second best” .

Coasters are an ideal home décor accent, crafted with attention to detail and quality. Each coaster boasts an authentic card hand-mounted onto the high-quality ceramic tile measuring 4.25 x4.25 inches in size and 0.25 inches thick. With careful selection of each card by Jake and Dean, the beauty and character is sure to impress! The tiles are then sealed with a bio-based resin for unbeatable protection, while the natural cork backing gives it that finished touch and makes it easy to showcase anywhere.


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