Martin pitched for 10 years in the big leagues with seven different teams. He had a career record of 38-34 with a 4.29 ERA. Pitching mostly in relief Martin finished 101 games in his career but had just 15 total saves. His best year came with the Philadelphia A’s in 1951 and 1953. Martin won 21 games those two seasons, saving seven games and finished 50 total. The A’s dealt him to the Chicago White Sox in 1954 and he never was able to achieve the same level of success during stops in Baltimore, St. Louis, Cleveland and with the Chicago Cubs.
Martin was a World War II veteran. As a member of the the First Army’s 49th Combat Engineers, he participated in both the D-Day landings as well as the Battle of the Bulge. (Wikipedia) He died in Washington, Missouri on May 24, 2010.
Morrie Martin – career stats