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Billy Martin
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Baseball Player
    (May 16, 1928-December 25, 1989)
    Birth name Alfred Manuel Martin
    NY Yankee second baseman
    Managed the Oakland A's, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees
    Managed four different teams to the playoffs (3 divisional, 1 pennant and 2 world championships)
    He was an alcoholic.
    He looked like Sonny Bono.
    He was hired and fired five times as the Yankee manager.
    He once said: 'I've always said I could manage Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hirohito. That doesn't mean I'd like them, but I'd manage them.'
    After benching Reggie Jackson for lofting after a fly ball, he said of Reggie and Steinbrenner 'One is a born liar, the other a convicted one.'
    In Oakland, he introduced 'Billy Ball,' a strategy he used to avoid his terrible bullpen by overusing and burning out the arms of his young pitching staff.
    In an exhibition game versus the Padres, the Designated Hitter rule was not allowed, so he sent his pitcher up with a toy bat (1982).
    He got into many fights with both players and fans.
    The New York Yankees retired his uniform (#1).
    His managerial record was incredible.
    He managed the Minnesota Twins for only one year and made them the winners of the American League West (1969).
    He managed the Detroit Tigers and won American League East (1972).
    He managed the New York Yankees and won the American League Pennant (1976) and World Championships (1977, 1978).
    He managed the Oakland A's and won the American League West (1981).
    He suffers from hemorrhoids.
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 31 Votes: 74.19% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 65 Votes: 50.77% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 32 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 65 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 65 Votes: 63.08% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 155 Votes: 58.71% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 153 Votes: 75.16% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1164 Votes: 76.89% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 136 Votes: 55.15% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 373 Votes: 49.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 300 Votes: 63.00% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 616 Votes: 61.85% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2036 Votes: 70.68% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6144 Votes: 51.97% Annoying
 
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