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August 9, 2014

Area baseball beat: One memorable play proved how tough Buck Martinez was

Buck Martinez (Elk Grove High School, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State) always has been considered one of baseball’s toughest players. He certainly proved it July 9, 1985. Martinez was catching for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Seattle Mariners in the Kingdome when he was the centerpiece of one of the most gruesome and greatest double plays in a major-league game.

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