TIPPY MARTINEZ NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED MLB BASEBALL INSC 83WSC COMES WITH COA

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  • Sold Date: Mar 14, 2013
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TIPPY MARTINEZ

NEW YORK YANKEES

SIGNED MLB BASEBALL INSC 83 WSC

COMES WITH COA

This will come in a clear plastic ball holder

Three of these players—Martinez, the catcher Dempsey, and the starting pitcher McGregor—were to have leading roles in the Orioles' World Championship of '83

Martinez may be best known for picking off three Toronto Blue Jays at first base in one inning during an August 24, 1983 game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium . The Orioles, having replaced both their starting catcher and his backup while rallying to tie the game in the ninth inning, entered the tenth with reserve infielder Lenn Sakata in the game at catcher. Three consecutive Blue Jays hitters reached first base and each one, thinking it would be easy to steal a base on Sakata, took a big lead. Martinez picked off all three baserunners , then became the winning pitcher when the Orioles won the game on Sakata's home run in the bottom of the tenth

Tippy Martinez Pitcher Born: ( 1950-05-31 ) May 31, 1950 (age 62)
La Junta, Colorado Batted: Left Threw: Left MLB debut August 9, 1974 for the New York Yankees Last MLB appearance April 18, 1988 for the Minnesota Twins Career statistics Win–loss record 55–42 Earned run average 3.45 Strikeouts 632 Saves 115 Teams New York Yankees ( 1974 – 1976 )
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