Tag Archives: Billy Martin

  • This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1979 that George Steinbrenner re-hired Billy Martin to manage the New York Yankees.  This was Martin’s second of an incredible five stints as manager of the Yankees. Martin first began managing New York in 1975, when he took over for the fired Bill Virdon, and led the Yankees to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Yankees retired the #1 formerly worn by Billy Martin.  Martin also had a plaque dedicated to him at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. Billy Martin spent his first eight years as a player playing second base for the Yankees.  After being traded to Kansas […]