Buck Martinez


  • Buck Martinez will serve as a game analyst for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the 2010 MLB Division Series. He has been an analyst for the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason since 2007.

  • Since 2008, Martinez has served as a TBS MLB game analyst during the regular season, working a portion of the network’s “Sunday MLB on TBS” games.


    • Martinez is also the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays on Rogers Sportsnet.

    • Martinez' extensive resume includes 42 years of baseball experience, including 17 years as a player, 23 years in broadcasting, and two as a manager.

    • • From 2003-09, Martinez served as a game analyst for the Baltimore Orioles. In July of 2009, he was awarded a regional Emmy® for “Best Sports Analyst.” He also served as a co-host of XM Radio's Baseball This Morning show on the MLB Home Plate channel.

    • A broadcasting veteran, Martinez’ first experience came in 1982, when he covered the American League Championship Series, the World Series and the All-Star Game for the Telemedia Radio Network.

    • Martinez’ television broadcast career began in 1987 as a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays on The Sports Network. He began working with ESPN radio and television in 1992.

    • In 1995, Martinez was awarded a Sports Emmy Award for his work on ESPN's coverage of Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game.

    • Martinez managed the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001 and part of the 2002 season, compiling a 100-115 record.

    • Martinez also managed the American national team at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.

    • A 17-year veteran of MLB, Martinez was a catcher during a playing career that included time with the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays.

    • Born in Redding, California, Martinez attended Elk Grove High School, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State University and Southwestern Missouri State University.

    • Martinez is married and has one son.

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