Buck Martinez… Was a defensively-oriented catcher who played 17 seasons in the Majors and also managed the Blue Jays for a season and a half, but he’s better known by many as a TV analyst.
In 1976, Buck Martinez… was the Royals’ starting catcher and batted .228 and 5 homers and 34 RBI. In October he made his only postseason appearance, starting in all five games, batting .333 with 4 RBI. The Yankees beat the Royals 3 games to 2.
Shea-o-meter: It’s Shea.
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 7
Can’t tell: 7
Not Shea: 5
Betcha didn’t know… on 8/29/79, Buck pitched an inning of relief in a game that would end as an 18-8 loss to the Brewers. Buck allowed a walk, a double and a run in the 9th inning of that game.