Buck Martinez Stats

Buck Martinez was born on Sunday, November 7, 1948, in Redding, California. Martinez was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 18, 1969, with the Kansas City Royals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Buck Martinez baseball stats page.

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Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Autograph on a 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#733)

Buck Martinez Autograph on a 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#733)

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Birth Name:
John Albert Martinez
Nickname:
Buck
Born On:
11-07-1948  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Redding, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove, CA)
College:
Sacramento State
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
06-18-1969 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-03-1986
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Pitching Stats

1979 31 Brewers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -

Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Hitting Stats

1969 21 Royals 72 205 14 47 6 1 4 0 23 8 2 25 1 0 0 4 .229 .258 .327
1970 22 Royals 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .111 .273 .111
1971 23 Royals 22 46 3 7 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 9 1 1 0 1 .152 .231 .196
1973 25 Royals 14 32 2 8 1 0 1 0 6 4 0 5 1 0 0 2 .250 .333 .375
1974 26 Royals 43 107 10 23 3 1 1 0 8 14 0 19 0 0 2 1 .215 .317 .290
1975 27 Royals 80 226 15 51 9 2 3 0 23 21 0 28 6 1 1 4 .226 .293 .323
1976 28 Royals 95 267 24 61 13 3 5 0 34 16 1 45 9 3 0 2 .228 .269 .356
1977 29 Royals 29 80 3 18 4 0 1 0 9 3 0 12 2 0 0 1 .225 .253 .313
1978 30 Brewers 89 256 26 56 10 1 1 0 20 14 1 42 12 4 0 4 .219 .255 .277
1979 31 Brewers 69 196 17 53 8 0 4 0 26 8 0 25 8 2 0 3 .270 .296 .372
1980 32 Brewers 76 219 16 49 9 0 3 0 17 12 0 33 5 1 1 3 .224 .266 .306
1981 33 Blue Jays 45 128 13 29 8 1 4 0 21 11 0 16 3 3 1 6 .227 .287 .398
1982 34 Blue Jays 96 260 26 63 17 0 10 0 37 24 1 34 2 5 0 10 .242 .301 .423
1983 35 Blue Jays 88 221 27 56 14 0 10 1 33 29 0 39 1 2 0 7 .253 .337 .452
1984 36 Blue Jays 102 232 24 51 13 1 5 0 37 29 0 49 1 9 2 2 .220 .301 .349
1985 37 Blue Jays 42 99 11 16 3 0 4 0 14 10 0 12 0 3 1 3 .162 .239 .313
1986 38 Blue Jays 81 160 13 29 8 0 2 0 12 20 0 25 4 1 0 5 .181 .271 .269
17 Years 1,049 2,743 245 618 128 10 58 1 321 230 5 419 56 35 8 59 .225 .284 .343

Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Fielding Stats

1969 Royals C 55 46 1,262 324 5.9 315 290 25 9 7 6 19 11 .972 6.74
1969 Royals RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1970 Royals C 5 3 90 24 4.8 23 20 3 1 0 0 2 3 .958 6.90
1971 Royals C 21 14 415 93 4.4 90 84 6 3 0 2 6 2 .968 5.86
1973 Royals C 14 10 282 58 4.1 56 52 4 2 1 0 3 2 .966 5.36
1974 Royals C 38 31 843 171 4.5 167 151 16 4 1 6 19 7 .977 5.35
1975 Royals C 79 70 1,852 408 5.2 400 361 39 8 4 9 61 30 .980 5.83
1976 Royals C 94 86 2,218 464 4.9 460 420 40 4 4 5 76 38 .991 5.60
1977 Royals C 28 22 606 142 5.1 141 133 8 1 0 2 12 6 .993 6.28
1978 Brewers C 89 85 2,149 367 4.1 359 327 32 8 7 2 44 24 .978 4.51
1979 Brewers C 68 67 1,643 245 3.6 237 198 39 8 2 4 31 23 .967 3.89
1979 Brewers P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Brewers C 76 75 1,866 331 4.4 326 293 33 5 3 2 38 24 .985 4.72
1981 Blue Jays C 45 43 1,117 216 4.8 214 192 22 2 3 1 24 13 .991 5.17
1982 Blue Jays C 93 79 2,033 422 4.5 417 382 35 5 8 2 27 23 .988 5.54
1983 Blue Jays C 85 69 1,738 360 4.2 356 331 25 4 3 1 29 14 .989 5.53
1984 Blue Jays C 98 66 1,850 396 4.0 394 360 34 2 5 3 29 15 .995 5.75
1985 Blue Jays C 42 32 810 173 4.1 171 155 16 2 5 1 17 10 .988 5.70
1986 Blue Jays C 78 47 1,253 310 4.0 308 289 19 2 6 3 27 12 .994 6.64
C Totals 1,008 845 22,027 4,504 4.5 4,434 4,038 396 70 59 49 464 257 .984 5.44
P Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
RF Totals 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
17 Years 1,010 846 22,054 4,507 4.5 4,437 4,040 397 70 60 49 464 257 .984 5.43

Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Miscellaneous Stats

1969 Royals 0 0 .000 18 0 n/a 51.3 8.2 8.9 - - -
1970 Royals 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 0.0 - - -
1971 Royals 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 46.0 - - -
1973 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 32.0 6.4 5.3 - - -
1974 Royals 0 1 .000 5 0 0 107.0 5.6 13.4 - - -
1975 Royals 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 75.3 8.1 9.8 - - -
1976 Royals 0 0 .000 4 0 0 53.4 5.9 7.9 - - -
1977 Royals 0 1 .000 2 0 0 80.0 6.7 8.9 - - -
1978 Brewers 1 1 .500 0 1 0 256.0 6.1 12.8 - - -
1979 Brewers 0 1 .000 0 0 0 49.0 7.8 7.5 0.00 0.00 9.00
1980 Brewers 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 73.0 6.6 12.9 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 32.0 8.0 6.1 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 13 1 0 26.0 7.6 7.0 - - -
1983 Blue Jays 0 1 .000 13 0 0 22.1 5.7 6.7 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 0 3 .000 23 0 1 46.4 4.7 6.3 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 4 0 0 24.8 8.3 7.1 - - -
1986 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 22 0 1 80.0 6.4 13.3 - - -
17 Years 5 10 .333 107 2 2 47.3 6.5 8.5 0.00 0.00 9.00

Buck Martinez

Buck Martinez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 Kansas City Royals 21 $4,200.00 - -
1970 Kansas City Royals 6 $12,500.00 - -
1971 Kansas City Royals 6 Undetermined - -
1973 Kansas City Royals 42 Undetermined - -
1974 Kansas City Royals 21 Undetermined - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 21 Undetermined - -
1976 Kansas City Royals 21 Undetermined - -
1977 Kansas City Royals 21 $50,000.00 - -
1978 Milwaukee Brewers 21 Undetermined - -
1979 Milwaukee Brewers 21 Undetermined - -
1980 Milwaukee Brewers 21 Undetermined - -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 13 Undetermined - -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 13 Undetermined - -
1983 Toronto Blue Jays 13 Undetermined - -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 13 Undetermined - -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 13 $356,300.00 - -
1986 Toronto Blue Jays 13 $347,096.00 - -
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John Albert Martinez was a Major League Baseball player with the Kansas City Royals (1969-1971, 1973-1977), Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1980), and Toronto Blue Jays (1981-1986). Buck, his nickname, played catcher for seventeen seasons in the majors, appearing behind the plate in more than a thousand games!

The year after Buck hung up his cleats, he became a Jays ' broadcaster and then spent a decade with ESPN. He became Toronto's manager in 2001 and led them to a third place finish that year. After a 20-33 start the next year, he was replaced by Carlos Tosca. In 2003, he became a television analyst for the Baltimore Orioles , and in 2010, he rejoined the Blue Jays broadcast team, replacing Jamie Campbell as the play-by-play announcer on Rogers Sportsnet broadcasts. He was also manager of the United States team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

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