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Michael D. Martin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Martin played three years of minor league baseball in the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers organizations. He later became a very successful college baseball coach.

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.

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[edit]

Year School Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1980 Florida State University 51-12 5-2 CWS Regionals / CWS
1981 Florida State University 56-23 10-4 CWS Regionals
1982 Florida State University 56-17-1 9-6 CWS Regionals
1983 Florida State University 55-18-1 10-4 CWS Regionals
1984 Florida State University 55-29 15-3 CWS Regionals
1985 Florida State University 59-23 17-6 CWS Regionals
1986 Florida State University 61-13 15-3 CWS Regionals / CWS
1987 Florida State University 55-18 19-4 CWS Regionals / CWS
1988 Florida State University 50-18-1 12-6 CWS Regionals
1989 Florida State University 54-18 14-4 CWS Regionals / CWS
1990 Florida State University 57-15 17-4 CWS Regionals
1991 Florida State University 57-14 15-5 CWS Regionals / CWS
1992 Florida State University 49-21 16-7 CWS Regionals / CWS
1993 Florida State University 46-19 14-9 CWS Regionals
1994 Florida State University 53-22 14-9 CWS Regionals / CWS
1995 Florida State University 53-16 16-7 CWS Regionals / CWS
1996 Florida State University 52-17 19-5 CWS Regionals / CWS
1997 Florida State University 50-17 18-6 CWS Regionals
1998 Florida State University 53-20 18-4 CWS Regionals / CWS
1999 Florida State University 57-14 22-2 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2000 Florida State University 53-19 15-9 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2001 Florida State University 47-19 20-4 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2002 Florida State University 60-14 18-6 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2003 Florida State University 54-13-1 19-5 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2004 Florida State University 45-23 16-8 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2005 Florida State University 53-20 19-11 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2006 Florida State University 44-21 16-13 CWS Regionals
2007 Florida State University 45-13 24-6 CWS Regionals
2008 Florida State University 54-14 24-6 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2009 Florida State University 45-18 19-9 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2010 Florida State University 48-20 18-12 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2011 Florida State University 46-19 19-11 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2012 Florida State University 50-17 24-6 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2013 Florida State University 47-17 20-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2014 Florida State University 43-17 21-9 CWS Regionals
2015 Florida State University 44-21 17-13 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2016 Florida State University 41-22 16-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2017 Florida State University 46-23 14-14 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2018 Florida State University 43-19 16-13 CWS Regionals
2019 Florida State University 42-23 17-13 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS

Further Reading[edit]

  • 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. [1]

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