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Carmelo Martínez
Left fielder / First baseman
Born: July 28, 1960 (1960-07-28) (age 49)
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 221983 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 21991 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average     .245
Home runs     108
Runs batted in     424
Career highlights and awards

Carmelo Martínez (born July 28, 1960 in Dorado, Puerto Rico) is a former professional baseball player who played primarily first base and outfield in the major leagues from 1983 to 1991. He also played one season in Japan for the Orix BlueWave in 1992. He is the cousin of Edgar Martínez.

On August 22, 1983, Martinez hit a home run in his very first major league at-bat for the Cubs. The homer came off Cincinnati's Frank Pastore in the 5th inning at Wrigley Field. He appeared in the 1984 World Series as a member of the Padres against the Detroit Tigers.

On July 25, 2008, Martinez was involved in a minor league brawl while serving as interim manager of the Chicago Cubs' Single-A affiliate Peoria Chiefs (Manager and Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg was in Cooperstown during the induction festivities) [1]. Carmelo approached Donnie Scott, manager of the Dayton Dragons and engaged in a heated discussion before shoving him, resulting in emptied benches. Pitcher Julio Castillo then attempted to throw a baseball into the opponent's dugout. Instead, he missed and hit a fan in the stands, leading to an arrest and felonious assault charge [2]. Sandberg has insisted that the brawl would not have occurred had he been managing the game [3].

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