Saturday, February 23, 2019

#39 Bob Martyn

Bob Martyn was originally a Yankees' signee in 1952. He spent a year in the military and then rose up thru the ranks in the Yanks' chain. He ended up being one of those guys who rode the NY-KC express as he was dealt back and forth between the Bronx Bombers and their unofficial farm club in Missouri a couple of times.

He served as the A's fourth outfielder from the middle of the 1957 season through 1958. He hit .263 in nearly 400 plate appearances before returning to the minors (Yankees' and Reds' clubs) for '59 and '60 and then retiring.

In college, he had double-majored in mathematics and sociology and he put that education to good use after baseball working for a tech/engineering firm in his native Oregon. He was also active with his college alumni organization.

If I had a buck for every late 50s card I owned with that glue/gum stripe across the back I could easily finish off my open sets!

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