Mike Martin (minors01)
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Michael D. Martin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Wingate Junior College, Florida State University
- High School Garinger High School
Martin was drafted in the 28th round of the 1966 amateur draft by the New York Mets. He debuted with the Greenville Mets that year, hitting .211/~.372/.238 in 32 games. He handled 46 chances error-free in the outfield, best in the Western Carolinas League. In 1967, Martin was with the Winter Haven Mets (.203/~.308/.272, 12 for 13 in steal attempts) and the Mankato Mets (.216/~.304/.363 in 30 games). He concluded his playing career with the 1968 Rocky Mount Leafs, going 3 for 20 with 3 walks.
Martin was an assistant at Florida State University from 1975 to 1979, the last year under Dick Howser. Martin has been the head coach at FSU since 1980. He recorded his 1,400th win in 2006. On May 5, 2018, he set the all-time NCAA record with 1,976 wins, passing Augie Garrido. He retired after the 2019 season with a 2,029-736-4 record, taking the school to the College World Series 17 times. In 2019, he was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Martin's son Mike Martin Jr. played at FSU in 1993-1995 and in the minors from 1995-1997. He was an assistant coach from 1998-2019 and replaced his father as head coach in 2020.
Sources include 1967-1969 Baseball Guides
Year-by-Year Coaching Record
- Matthew Leach: "FSU's Martin sets NCAA record with 1,976 wins: Past and present Major Leaguers reflect on his impact", mlb.com, May 5, 2018.