Dennis Martinez Stats

Dennis Martinez was born on Friday, May 14, 1954, in Granada, Nicaragua. Martinez was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1976, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Dennis Martinez baseball stats page.

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Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez Autograph on a 1989 Score (#114)

Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez Autograph on a 1989 Score (#114)

Birth Name:
José Dennis Martínez
Nickname:
El Presidente (The President)
Born On:
05-14-1954  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Granada, Nicaragua
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Granada High School (Granada, Nicaragua)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-14-1976 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1998
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Dennis Martinez Pitching Stats

1976 22 Orioles 4 2 1 1 2 .333 2.60 1 0 0 27.2 106 23 8 8 1 8 0 18 1 0 0 -
1977 23 Orioles 42 13 19 14 7 .667 4.10 5 0 4 166.2 709 157 76 86 10 64 5 107 5 8 0 -
1978 24 Orioles 40 38 0 16 11 .593 3.52 15 2 0 276.1 1,140 257 108 121 20 93 4 142 8 3 0 -
1979 25 Orioles 40 39 0 15 16 .484 3.66 18 3 0 292.1 1,206 279 119 129 28 78 1 132 9 1 2 -
1980 26 Orioles 25 12 8 6 4 .600 3.97 2 0 1 99.2 428 103 44 44 12 44 6 42 0 2 1 -
1981 27 Orioles 25 24 0 14 5 .737 3.32 9 2 0 179.0 753 173 66 84 10 62 1 88 6 2 1 -
1982 28 Orioles 40 39 0 16 12 .571 4.21 10 2 0 252.0 1,093 262 118 123 30 87 2 111 7 7 1 -
1983 29 Orioles 32 25 3 7 16 .304 5.53 4 0 0 153.0 688 209 94 108 21 45 0 71 2 2 0 -
1984 30 Orioles 34 20 4 6 9 .400 5.02 2 0 0 141.2 599 145 79 81 26 37 2 77 13 5 0 -
1985 31 Orioles 33 31 1 13 11 .542 5.15 3 1 0 180.0 789 203 103 110 29 63 3 68 4 9 1 -
1986 32 Orioles 4 0 1 0 0 .000 6.75 0 0 0 6.2 33 11 5 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 -
1986 32 Expos 19 15 1 3 6 .333 4.59 1 1 0 98.0 416 103 50 52 11 28 4 63 2 3 2 -
1987 33 Expos 22 22 0 11 4 .733 3.30 2 1 0 144.2 599 133 53 59 9 40 2 84 4 6 2 -
1988 34 Expos 34 34 0 15 13 .536 2.72 9 2 0 235.1 968 215 71 94 21 55 3 120 5 6 10 -
1989 35 Expos 34 33 1 16 7 .696 3.18 5 2 0 232.0 950 227 82 88 21 49 4 142 5 7 2 -
1990 36 Expos 32 32 0 10 11 .476 2.95 7 2 0 226.0 908 191 74 80 16 49 9 156 1 6 1 -
1991 37 Expos 31 31 0 14 11 .560 2.39 9 5 0 222.0 905 187 59 70 9 62 3 123 3 4 0 -
1992 38 Expos 32 32 0 16 11 .593 2.47 6 0 0 226.1 900 172 62 75 12 60 3 147 2 9 0 -
1993 39 Expos 35 34 1 15 9 .625 3.85 2 0 1 224.2 945 211 96 110 27 64 7 138 2 11 4 -
1994 40 Indians 24 24 0 11 6 .647 3.52 7 3 0 176.2 730 166 69 75 14 44 2 92 4 7 3 -
1995 41 Indians 28 28 0 12 5 .706 3.08 3 2 0 187.0 771 174 64 71 17 46 2 99 3 12 0 -
1996 42 Indians 20 20 0 9 6 .600 4.50 1 1 0 112.0 483 122 56 63 12 37 2 48 0 2 0 -
1997 43 Mariners 9 9 0 1 5 .167 7.71 0 0 0 49.0 239 65 42 46 8 29 1 17 0 7 0 -
1998 44 Braves 53 5 11 4 6 .400 4.45 1 1 2 91.0 396 109 45 53 8 19 5 62 2 3 0 -
23 Years 692 562 51 245 193 .559 3.70 122 30 8 3,999.2 16,754 3,897 1,643 1,835 372 1,165 71 2,149 89 122 30 -

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Dennis Martinez Hitting Stats

1976 22 Orioles 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 23 Orioles 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 24 Orioles 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 25 Orioles 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 26 Orioles 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 27 Orioles 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 28 Orioles 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 29 Orioles 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 30 Orioles 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 31 Orioles 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 32 Orioles 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 32 Expos 19 30 1 3 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 .100 .129 .167
1987 33 Expos 22 46 5 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 17 4 0 0 0 .065 .122 .065
1988 34 Expos 34 78 2 15 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 25 10 0 1 0 .192 .213 .218
1989 35 Expos 34 72 5 9 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 19 9 0 0 1 .125 .182 .125
1990 36 Expos 32 68 0 7 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 25 12 0 1 3 .103 .129 .118
1991 37 Expos 32 72 8 11 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 24 10 0 0 1 .153 .164 .208
1992 38 Expos 32 74 3 14 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 20 10 0 0 1 .189 .189 .189
1993 39 Expos 36 69 1 11 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 17 9 2 0 1 .159 .178 .188
1994 40 Indians 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 41 Indians 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 42 Indians 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 43 Mariners 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 44 Braves 53 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 7 1 0 0 1 .091 .167 .182
23 Years 695 520 25 74 12 0 0 0 33 15 0 168 65 2 2 8 .142 .169 .165

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Dennis Martinez Fielding Stats

1976 Orioles P 4 2 83 7 1.8 7 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1977 Orioles P 42 13 500 36 0.9 35 9 26 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.89
1978 Orioles P 40 38 829 79 2.0 78 27 51 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.54
1979 Orioles P 40 39 877 90 2.3 85 26 59 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.62
1980 Orioles P 25 12 299 21 0.8 21 5 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.90
1981 Orioles P 25 24 537 66 2.6 64 20 44 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.22
1982 Orioles P 40 39 756 52 1.3 51 13 38 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.82
1983 Orioles P 32 25 459 59 1.8 58 16 42 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.41
1984 Orioles P 34 20 425 38 1.1 36 17 19 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.29
1985 Orioles P 33 31 540 44 1.3 43 17 26 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.15
1986 Orioles P 4 0 20 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.05
1986 Expos P 19 15 294 27 1.4 26 3 23 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.39
1987 Expos P 22 22 434 34 1.5 33 10 23 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.05
1988 Expos P 34 34 706 64 1.9 58 19 39 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .906 2.22
1989 Expos P 34 33 696 63 1.9 61 11 50 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.37
1990 Expos P 32 32 678 52 1.6 51 16 35 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.03
1991 Expos P 31 31 666 73 2.4 69 21 48 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.80
1992 Expos P 32 32 679 69 2.2 65 20 45 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.58
1993 Expos P 35 34 674 64 1.8 63 17 46 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.52
1994 Indians P 24 24 530 44 1.8 44 11 33 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.24
1995 Indians P 28 28 561 65 2.3 61 15 46 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.94
1996 Indians P 20 20 336 37 1.9 36 10 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.89
1997 Mariners P 9 9 147 14 1.6 12 6 6 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.20
1998 Braves P 53 5 273 23 0.4 22 6 16 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.18
P Totals 692 562 11,999 1,124 1.6 1,082 319 763 42 61 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.43
23 Years 692 562 11,999 1,124 1.6 1,082 319 763 42 61 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.43

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Dennis Martinez Miscellaneous Stats

1976 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.25 5.86 2.60
1977 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 5.78 3.46
1978 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.53 4.62 3.03
1979 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.69 4.06 2.40
1980 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.95 3.79 3.97
1981 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.42 4.42 3.12
1982 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.28 3.96 3.11
1983 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.58 4.18 2.65
1984 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.08 4.89 2.35
1985 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 3.40 3.15
1986 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 2.70 2.70
1986 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 10.0 2.25 5.79 2.57
1987 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 15.3 2.10 5.23 2.49
1988 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 11.1 2.18 4.59 2.10
1989 Expos 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 24.0 2.90 5.51 1.90
1990 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 11.3 3.18 6.21 1.95
1991 Expos 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 36.0 1.98 4.99 2.51
1992 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 37.0 2.45 5.85 2.39
1993 Expos 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 17.3 2.16 5.53 2.56
1994 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.09 4.69 2.24
1995 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.15 4.76 2.21
1996 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.30 3.86 2.97
1997 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.59 3.12 5.33
1998 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.6 3.7 3.26 6.13 1.88
23 Years 1 0 1.000 2 0 1 0.0 3.1 15.8 1.84 4.84 2.62

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José Dennis Martínez was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1976-1986), Montreal Expos (1986-1993), Cleveland Indians (1994-1996), Seattle Mariners (1997), and Atlanta Braves (1998). Did you know that El Presidente, his nickname, was the first Nicaraguan baseball player (pitcher or positional player) to play in the Major Leagues?

Did you know that Dennis Martinez (245 Wins / Most Overall) is one-of-only-ten twirlers with 200-or-more victories, and no 20-win single seasons? Pitchers in the same "club" include Frank Tanana (240 Wins), Jerry Reuss (220 Wins), Kenny Rogers (219 Wins), Charlie Hough (216 Wins), Mark Buehrle (214 Wins), Milt Pappas (209 Wins), Zack Greinke (205 Wins), Chuck Finley (200 Wins), and Tim Wakefield (200 Wins).

Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal was the winningest Latin pitcher in history, until Martinez won his 244th career game on August 9, 1998 , taking over the all-time leader in wins among Latin born pitchers (since broken, in 2018, by Bartolo Colon ). However, El Presidente is even better known for his perfect game , the thirteenth in history, pitched on July 28, 1991 :

Dennis Martinez Perfect Game

Dennis Martinez Perfect Game | 1991 Upper Deck Final Edition (#50F)

Dennis Martinez Perfect Game (Box Score: 07-28-1991 )

Dennis Martinez was in the midst of a splendid streak of nine straight years of 10 or more wins when he took the hill for the NL East's sixth-place Montreal Expos on Sunday July 28 against the NL West's first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

The clever hurler had licked an alcohol problem five years earlier, and had become one of the big league's top pitchers. He had a 10-6 record as he faced Mike Morgan before a crowd of 45,560 at Dodger Stadium.

Less than 48 hours earlier, the Expos' Mark Gardner had pitched a nine-inning no-hitter against the Dodgers, only to lose that and the game in the 10th inning. Now, it was Martinez' turn, and by the time he was finished, he had, at the age of 36, become the second oldest hurler (beyond Cy Young ) ever to fire a perfect game.

In also becoming the first moundsman to toss a complete game no-hitter against the Dodgers at home since 1938, Martinez threw just 96 pitches while striking out five. His defense had few difficult chances as one of Nicaragua's most popular citizens kept the Dodgers off balance with a baffling array of pitches. The Dodgers hit into 17 ground outs.

Morgan was almost as sharp for the Dodgers. He had a perfect game until Ron Hassey led off the sixth with a single. He eventually gave up two unearned runs in the seventh when Martinez reached first on Alfredo Griffin's error and two outs later scored on a triple.

Martinez was in rare form right from the start. He struck out Brett Butler , and got Juan Samuel on a grounder to short and Eddie Murray on a grounder to second in the first inning. Then with one out, he fanned Kal Daniels and Lenny Harris in the second.

Over the next three innings, Martinez induced eight straight Dodgers to ground out. One bouncer, a one-out, fourth inning smash to third by Samuel , was the Dodgers' hardest hit ball. Tim Wallach fielded the ball on the lip of the grass, and threw the runner out at first.

As he faced the next batter, Martinez complained of tightness in his right hip. He was allowed to throw two warmup pitches, then shook off the problem and retired Murray on a grounder to first.

Harris lofted the first fly off Martinez to left to end the fifth. It was one of only four balls hit to the outfield.

Martinez had a close call in the sixth when, with one out, second baseman Delino DeShields fielded Griffin's grounder, but threw low to first. Larry Walker was nearly pulled off the bag, but held on to get the out.

After a perfect seventh, Martinez cruised through the eighth by getting Darryl Strawberry on a grounder to second, Daniels on a strikeout and Harris on a bouncer back to the mound.

In the ninth, Mike Scioscia led off with a fly to Ivan Calderon in medium left field. Pinch hitter Stan Javier then struck out. The final out came when another pinch-hitter, Chris Gwynn , hit a fly deep to center where Marquis Grissom pulled it down.

Martinez had just the fourth modern perfect game in National League history and the first for a Latin American pitcher. He said he dedicated the game to "his people."

His record for the season was 14-11.

Dennis Martinez Es Perfecto | BB Moments | July 28, 1991 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

On September 28, 1993 , Dennis Martinez won his 100th game for the Montreal Expos —becoming the ninth Major League pitcher with 100-or-more wins in both the American & National League! The previous eight twirlers who also had won at least a hundred games in each league were: Kevin Brown , Jim Bunning , Fergie Jenkins , Randy Johnson , Al Orth , Gaylord Perry , Nolan Ryan and Cy Young .

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