In 1975, the primary owners of the New York Yankees were Gabe Paul and George Steinbrenner. They believed that Billy Martin would be a good selection to manage the team.
Billy Martin was offered the job of managing the New York Yankees in 1975. This was after he had been released as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Billy had been a former Yankee in his playing days.
Billy Martin was fired five times.
Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin, Jr. (May 16, 1928–December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times. As Yankees manager, he led the team to consecutive American League pennants in 1976 and 1977.
Billy Martin wore number 12 in 1950 and the number 1 from 1951-1957 as a Yankee player. Billy also wore the number 1 as the Yankees manager (1975-1979, 1983, 1985 and 1988). Billy Martin's number 1 was retired by the Yankees in 1986.
Billy Martin was offered $75,000 per year to manage the New York Yankees in 1975. At that time, this was a competitive salary and was close to the amount he had been earning with Texas.
Billy Martin was Mantle's best friend on the team. Mantle named his third son Billy in Martin's honor.
December 25, 1989.
Billy was number 1Billy Martin wore uniform number 12 during his first year with the Yankees in 1950. From 1951 -1957 he wore uniform number 1.
Billy Martin, Ralph Houk & Joe Girardi.
Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin
The number 1 is retired for Billy Martin. It will never be worn again.
Martin won five World Series as a player with the New York Yankees (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1956) and two as the manager of the Yankees (1977 and 1978).
Billy Martin was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He won four World Series championships as a New York Yankees player and one as their manager in 1977. On August 10, 1986, the Yankees retired the #1 uniform in his honor. Martin passed away on December 25, 1989.
Among the people who have worn No. 1 was Billy Martin, who played for and managed the New York Yankees.
Billy Martin who was fired multiple times by the New York Yankees
Ralph Houk, Billy Martin & Joe Girardi.
Billy Martin, who managed the Yankees five different times. Bob Lemon, who was replaced once by Martin, but made General Manager then later replaced Martin as Manager Lou Piniella, who managed the Yankees twice.
Billy Martin played in just one game at outfield for the New York Yankees in 1951 and did not start. He made no putouts, had no assists, and committed no errors, equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
He was born on May 16, 1928 and died on December 25, 1989
Billy Martin played in just one game at third base for the New York Yankees in 1950 and did not start. He made no putouts, had no assists, and committed no errors, equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Billy Martin, Yogi Berra and Hank Bauer all played on the 1956 Yankees team and went on to become managers. Martin and Berra also returned as Yankees managers.