Buck Martinez

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John Albert "Buck" Martinez (born November 7, 1948) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager. He is the television play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Kansas City Royals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Toronto Blue Jays.[1] Martinez managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 2001 to May 2002.[2] He was born in Redding, California.

In April 2022, Martinez was diagnosed with cancer.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Buck Martinez Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  2. "MLB on TBS: Buck Martinez". TBS.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008.
  3. "Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth following cancer diagnosis". CTV News. April 18, 2022. Retrieved May 10, 2022.