Happy Reds birthday, Billy Martin!
May 16, 1928
Billy Martin played 11 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Yankees, but also for the Twins, Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics, Reds, Indians, and Tigers. His claim to fame, however, was his fiery attitude as a skipper and his on-again, off-again managerial relationship with George Steinbrenner and the Yankees in the 1970s and 1980s. Sadly, Martin was killed in a drunk driving accident on Christmas in 1989.
One of these days I’m going to start a collection of Martin’s managerial cards. I loved his passion.