Tino Martinez enters his first year as Marlins' hitting coach, marking first professional coaching assignment...Spent previous five seasons as a special assistant with New York Yankees. In role, was special instructor during Spring Training,
working with first basemen on defensive skills.
Enjoyed playing career spanning 16 seasons (1990-2005) with Seattle (1990-95), New York-AL (1996-2001, 2005), St. Louis (2002-03) and Tampa Bay (2004). Owns career average of .271 with 339 home runs and 1,271 RBI...Appeared in postseason nine times, while being a part of four World Series Champion clubs (1996, '98-2000). In 99 career postseason games, posted .230 average with 15 doubles, nine home runs and 38 RBI...Two-time All-Star, earning trips to Midsummer Classic in 1995 and 1997. As part of All-Star festivities in '97, was Home Run Derby winner over Larry Walker...Named 1997 Silver Slugger Award winner after batting .296 with 44 home runs and 141 RBI...Led respective league in fielding twice: in 2003 with St. Louis (.997) and in 1996 with Yankees (.996)...Ranks T-92nd on all-time home run list with Dave Parker and Boog Powell.
Constantino Martinez. Married to former Marie Prado and couple has three children: Olivia, Tino, Jr. and Victoria...Led 1988 United States baseball team to gold medal in Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Was named MVP of World
Amateur Championships in Parma, Italy, hitting .413 with four home runs and 18 RBI...Was a finalist for Golden Spikes Award, presented to country's best amateur athlete...Attended University of Tampa, where he was a Division II All-American three times, as well as an Academic All-American. Holds
UT's career records in average (.398), home runs (54) and RBI (222). Received bachelor's degree in liberal studies in 2011, returning
to UT after being drafted following junior season in 1988...Drafted by Boston in third round out of high school, but chose to attend University of Tampa. Inducted into Sunshine State Conference
Hall of Fame on February 25, 1998 for his outstanding play at UT...Childhood friend and Jefferson High School teammate of former Marlin Luis Gonzalez. Led Tampa Catholic HS to Florida State
Championship in 1982 and took Jefferson HS (Tampa) to state finals in 1985...Recipient of New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award in 1997. Also received "Good Guy" Award presented
by Tampa Bay chapter of the BBWAA in 2004.
Hit .241 (73-for-303) with 17 HR and 49 RBIs in 131 games with the Yankees (78 starts at 1B). ... Hit grand slam in 13-run second inning in 4/18 win vs. Tampa Bay, the 11th of his career and first since 9/17/02 (with St. Louis) at Colorado. ... Homered in five straight games from 5/7-11, becoming the first Yankee to homer in five straight (team) games since Don Mattingly tied the Major League record with a home run in eight consecutive games in July 1987. ... At 37 years (and 155 days), was the fourth oldest player to homer in five straight (team) games behind only Barry Bonds (39 years, 271 days with San Francisco in 2004), Ted Williams (38 years, 320 days with Boston in 1957) and Dave Kingman (37 years, 230 days with Oakland in 1986). ... Had 10 home runs in first 15 days of May. Only two players in Major-League history have hit more home runs in the first 15 days of any calendar month (Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner, 11 in September 1949; and Chicago's Sammy Sosa, 11 in June 1998). ... Led the American League with 10 home runs in May, the third time in his career that he has led his league in home runs for a calendar month (also five with Seattle in August of strike-shortened 1994 and 11 in May 1997). ... His first 29 RBI of the 2005 season all came in games in which he hit a home run. ... Scored the 1,000th run of his career with his seventh-inning solo HR in 7/29 loss vs. Los Angeles.
Hit .262 (120-for-458) with 23 HR and 76RBI in 138 games with Tampa Bay...made 110 starts
at first base and 18 at DH...had his fewest at-bats since 1994, but still recorded his ninth 20-homer season
and his 23 home runs and 76 RBI were his highest totals since 2001...his 66 walks were the most he's had
in a season since 1999 and the fourth highest total in his 13-
year career...ranks third among Major League first basemen
over that span with 565 extra base hits...finished second in
fielding among AL first basemen with a .997 mark behind John
Olerud (.998)...it was the sixth time he has finished first or
second in his league in fielding, including each of the last four
years, but has never won a Gold Glove...his throwing error on
5/16 at Cleveland was his first in 80 games...ranks third alltime
in career fielding among first basemen, first among active
players with a .99580 fielding mark...hit .321 (34-for-106)
from 7/21 to 8/24 improving his average 20 points from .256
to .276, but hit only .212 (21-for-99) the rest of the
season...drove in 17 runs in a 14-game span from 5/9-
25...finished the season with 322 career home runs, 86th alltime
and 18th among active players...trails Gary Carter and
Lance Parrish who are next at 324...hit 9 HR off left-handers in only 126 at-bats...homered in his first at-bat
as a Devil Ray on 3/6 in the Grapefruit League opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates' Rick Reed...on Opening
Day in Japan on 3/30, hit the 300th home run of his career off Felix Heredia...also doubled and singled, scored
three runs and drove in two...it was his fifth Opening Day home run...belted a two-run triple on 9/17 at
Toronto, his first three-base hit since 6/4/03 at Busch Stadium, also against Toronto...his lone two homer
game as a Devil Ray came on 5/4 in 5-4 win at Texas including the game-winner in the 9th off former Yankee
teammate Jeff Nelson...was the 20th multi-HR game of his career...doubled and homered on 6/19 at Arizona
and drove in five runs, the 16th time in his career he's tallied five or more RBI in a game...on 5/23, his 10th
inning single gave the Rays a 5-4,"walk-off" win in 10 innings giving the Rays their first-ever three-game
sweep of the Indians.
Completed his second season with the Redbirds by playing in 138 games and batting .273 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI. Tino lifted his batting average 11 points from the 2002 (.262) season.
Committed just three errors on the year and led all N.L. first basemen with a .997 fielding percentage. His fielding mark tied Keith Hernandez (1981) for the best single-season tally by a Cardinals first baseman.
Had 34 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI contests. Tino provided the game-winning RBI five times and his 24 two-out RBI ranked fifth on the club.
He made 22 starts batting 4th in the batting order, hitting .321 (27-for-84) with 1 HR and 13 RBI.
Batted .285 (93-for-326) with 66 RBI after 5/25, raising his season batting average from .245 to .273.
Hit .333 with five homers and 22 RBI in the month of June. He followed that with a .306 average in July.
Smacked a two-run home run, singled and walked in the Cards' season-opening win vs. MIL.
His RBI double was the game-winning RBI in 4/13 win at HOU.
Was HBP on 4/20 vs. ARI and drew a four-game suspension for subsequent brawl. He served a reduced three-game suspension during 4/29-5/1 Mets series.
Had his season-high 12-game hitting streak (.391 BA) snapped 4/26 at FLA, but he bounced back with career-high five hits in the Cards' 20-inning win the next day.
Hit two homers and had four RBI on 6/14 at Yankee Stadium.
Hit a pair of home runs and had four hits 6/24 vs. CIN, tying the game in both the eighth and ninth innings with homers.
Enjoyed a three-hit game on 7/23 at SD and had four hits and two RBI on 7/26 vs. PIT.
HR'd (#10) on 7/4 at CHI and went 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Hit a three-run HR (#11) on 8/12 at PIT and finished the game with a season-high five RBI.
Had game-tying two-run single in the eighth inning on 8/27 vs. CHI and had a two-run single on 9/3 at CHI.
Went 3-for-3 with walk, single, double, two RBI and career home run #299 on 9/26 at ARI.