Athletic Hall of Fame

John R. Martin

Sport(s): Baseball

Graduating Class: 1977

Induction Class: 2010

Four-year letterwinner for the EMU baseball team as a left-handed pitcher from 1975-78...Became a workhorse on the EMU staff, seeing action as a starter and reliever...Played on the 1975 and 1976 teams that finished fifth and second respectively at the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Neb....Was one of the key starters during EMU's 1978 MAC Championship and in the NCAA Mideast Regional...Led the pitching staff with a 6-4 record and a 1.99 ERA, and led the squad to a 4-2 win over Missouri in the Mideast Regional in Ann Arbor...Ranks near the top of the EMU career record book for the following: season strikeouts (5th with 87 in 1977), complete games (5th with eight in 1978), and sixth in innings pitched (101.0 in 1977)...Drafted in the 27th round of the 1978 Major League Draft by the Detroit Tigers...Went on to pitch in the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals and was a member of the 1982 St. Louis team that won the World Series...Recorded pitching wins against both Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton.

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