Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
May 16, 1928
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
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).
Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle were roommates when the team went on the road.
Final Resting Place:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 West Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, New York, 10532
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 GPS41.0901829590843, -73.79707473150498
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Billy Martin:
- Wikipedia Entry
- Billy Martin’s Sudden Death May Have Changed Yankees History Forever
- Billy Martin's Pattern of Self-Destruction Began in Detroit 40 Years Ago
- Billy Martin had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship with the Yankees
- Billy Martin’s Death on Christmas Day 1989
- How Billy Martin revitalized the Oakland A’s in 1980
- How Billy Martin made the Detroit Tigers, and their management, roar 50 years ago
- My day with Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin
- Society for American Baseball Research - Billy Martin
- Billy Martin's home goes up for sale
Videos Featuring Billy Martin:
Back to Top