Dave Martinez

Dave Martinez

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Dave Martinez is well-known as an American professional baseball coach. However, Dave Martinez is well known for being the manager for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Whereas, he served as the bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays and also for Chicago Cubs

Early Life and Childhood

As of now, Dave is 56 years old. He was born on 26th September 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents are Ernesto Martinez (father) and Lilly Martinez (mother). Dave grew up with three siblings and was the oldest child. He has two twin siblings named Ernie and Eric Martinez and a sister Millie LaBorde.

Similarly, his brother is a coach in baseball in Ocala where his parents and siblings now reside. His brother Eric is the baseball coach at West Port High School. Millie help run a club volleyball program. Likewise, there is no detailed information about his nationality and ethnicity at present.

Education

Regarding Dave’s educational history, he had joined Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. In 1981, he played for the school’s baseball team. He won the Five Star Conference Championship. After that, he joined Valencia Community College, where he played college baseball.

Dave Martinez on the field.

Caption: Dave Martinez on the field. Source: Twitter

Professional life

David Martinez is a former baseball player who played in Major League Baseball(MLB). Currently, he is serving as the manager of the Washington Nationals. He is a professional baseball coach and even served as the bench coach for the Rays. He played in some of the MLB teams which are Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves,  and San Francisco Giants as their outfielder.

In 1983 he was selected by the Chicago Cubs for Major League Baseball draft and also for the New York-Penn League Class A-Short Season Geneva Cubs. In 1984 season with Quad Cities he began with Quad Cities and received a promotion to the Winston-Salem Spirits of the Class A-Advance Carolina League.

He was promoted by the Cubs to the major league on 15th June 1986. Likewise, he had a .119 batting average (8-for-67) before he was selected back to the minor leagues in August. He was pegged as a platoon player in Montreal. He retired from the playing career after playing 1919 games with .276 career batting average, 1,599 hits, 91 home runs, 795 runs scored, and 580 RBIs.

Coaching Career

Likewise, he ended his playing career in 2002 with the Atlanta Braves, and he began his coaching career in 2006 with the Tampa Bay Rays.

After his retirement, Washington Nationals had selected him for the open managerial job. He had signed a three-year contract with the 2018 season with a club option for the 2021 season on 30th October 2017. Similarly, In 2016 he won the World Series champion.

dave martinez at World Series

Caption: Dave Martinez hoists NLCS trophy while celebrating World Series. Source: Twitter

Net Worth and Salary

Dave has accompanied a great amount of money through his profession. His estimated net worth is around $15 million. Similarly, he receives a salary of around $1 million from nationals from his managing career.

Personal Life

Talking about Dave’s personal life, he is a married man. He married Lisa Martinez his childhood friend. The couple was in love with each other from high school days. There is no detailed information about their marriage date. All their friends and family attended their private ceremony. At present, they have four children named Josh, Jagger, Dalton, and their beautiful daughter Angelica.

In September 2019, he underwent a cardiac catheterization after experiencing chest pains during a win over the Atlanta Braves.

Dave-Martinez

Caption: Dave Martinez with Wife Lisa Martinez and daughter. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements and Social Media

Dave has a great personality. He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 86 kg. Likewise, his hair color is black and white while he has brown color eyes.

Consequently, he is less active on social media at present. Dave has 90 followers in his twitter account. As he is a busy person, he spends very less time on his social profile.