Billy Martin

Birth Name:
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
Birth Date:
May 16, 1928
Birth Place:
Berkeley, California
Death Date:
December 25, 1989
Place of Death:
Culvert at 135 Potter Hill Road, Port Crane, New York
Cause of Death:
Alcohol related single car auto accident
Cemetery Name:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Billy Martin played second base and as a utility infielder for 11 seasons, but made his true mark on Major League Baseball as a manager for 16 years and five different teams. As a manager, Martin developed a reputation as a genius who could turn almost any kind of team into a winner. But he was also considered a long-term disaster whose erratic personal behavior, usually because of drinking too much, and his inability to handle veteran players or young pitchers led to early dismissals. Billy’s volatile relationship with Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner and Yankees’ Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson were legendary and will forever be remembered among New York fans. Billy Martin compiled a 1,253-1,013 record in 2,267 games over 16 years as a Major League manager, won two American League pennants (1976, 1977) and one World Series (1977).

Fun Fact:

Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle were roommates when the team went on the road.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

10 West Stevens Avenue

Hawthorne, New York, 10532


North America


Grave Location:

Section 25, Plot 21, Grave 3

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery turn right at the St. Francis of Assisi mausoleum and continue driving past Sections 43, 42 and 33. At the end of Section 33 and on your right is Section 25. Billy is buried four rows from the road and easily visible from your car. Billy’s large monument is 150 feet straight back from the final resting place of Babe Ruth.

Grave Location GPS

41.0901829590843, -73.79707473150498

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