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Tino Martinez

Full Name: Constantino Martinez
Born: 12/07/1967
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Height: 6'2" Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
College: Tampa
MLB Debut: 08/20/1990

Signed by Luke Wrenn...led the 1988 United States baseball team to the gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea...was named MVP of the World Amateur Championships in Parma, Italy, hitting .413 with 4 HR and 18 RBI...was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the country's best amateur athlete...attended the University of Tampa, where he was a Division II All-American three times...holds UT's career records in BA (.398), HR (54) and RBI (222)...was an Academic All-American as well... was a thirdround draft pick of the Boston Red Sox out of high school, but chose instead to attend the University of Tampa...was inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame on 2/25/98 for his outstanding play at the University of Tampa...was a childhood friend and Jefferson High School teammate of Arizona's Luis Gonzalez...led Tampa Catholic H.S. to the Florida State Championship in 1982 and took Jefferson H.S. (Tampa) to the state finals in 1985...was the recipient of the New York Press Photographers' annual "Good Guy" Award in 1997...also received the "Good Guy" Award presented by the Tampa Bay chapter of the B.B.W.A.A. in 2004...has joined the University of Tampa in hosting the Rene Martinez Sr. Golf Classic for the past 15 years in memory of his father...the tournament benefits his alma mater and is responsible for funding 4-5 scholarships for the baseball is the largest one-day tournament in the Tampa Bay area...approximately 250 golfers participate each year.
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