Dave Martinez - Updated Feb 2024

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Dave Martinez

Dave Martinez is well-known as an American professional baseball coach. However, Dave Martinez is well known for being the manager of 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’s age is 59 years old. He was born on September 26, 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 helped run a club volleyball program. Likewise, there is no detailed information about his nationality and ethnicity at present.


Regarding Dave’s educational history, he 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 the 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 the 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 a .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, the Washington Nationals selected him for the open managerial job. He signed a three-year contract for the 2018 season with a club option for the 2021 season on 30th October 2017. Similarly, In 2016 he won the World Series championship.

dave martinez at World Series

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

Dave Martinez – Net Worth 2024

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. Currently, he has not signed brand endorsement deals with any brands. However, it is sure that he will surely be endorsing some of the top brands from around the world soon in the future.

Personal Life

Talking about Dave Martinez’s personal life, he is a married man. He married Lisa Martinez his childhood friend. The couple was in love with each other from their 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.


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

Dave Martinez – Body Measurements

Dave Martinez 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.

Social Media

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