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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ramon Martinez, Three Runs - PC2458

Ramon Martinez started off that game slow, giving up three earned runs in the bottom of the first.

He ended up settling down, going five innings and giving up just those three runs.

For Martinez' Augusta Pirates that night in June 1990, those three runs were easily overcome - by a 22-run onslaught. Martinez also easily got his second win of the season.

Martinez only got one other start for Augusta that year, spending the rest of the season, 33 other outings, as a reliever.

That one other start was also the only other start of his brief pro career. His career ended after just four seasons, without making it higher than single-A.

Martinez' career began in 1987, signed by the Pirates as an undrafted free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

With the Pirates, Martinez started in the rookie Gulf Coast League, getting 18 relief outings and posting a 1.93 ERA. He also picked up four saves.

For 1988, Martinez moved to rookie Princeton, getting 16 outings, putting up a 6.75 ERA. He returned to Princeton in 1989, one of three players to do so from the previous season.

In that second year at Princeton, Martinez got 25 outings, with an ERA of 4.71. He also saved eight.

Then came Martinez' fourth season, moving up to single-A Augusta. In his 35 total outings there, Martinez' ERA hit 5.26. It was his last year in pro ball.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,056
Made the Majors: 655 - 62.0%
Never Made Majors: 401-38.0%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 286
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 169

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