What’s that? You don’t really remember Sandy Martinez? That’s because Martinez was a bad, journeyman catcher whose only claim to fame in an otherwise pointless career is catching Kerry Wood’s twenty-strikeout game. He spent two mediocre seasons with the Cubs in 1998 and 1999 poorly backing up Scott Servais and Benito Santiago. In 1999, Martinez had 1 RBI in 30 at-bats, which is one more RBI than walk that he had that year. But, hey. At least he got a hit in the 1998 NLDS, which is more than the rest of the team did as they were promptly swept away by the Braves.
Low point: Martinez hit 6 home runs in 218 Major League games. Carlos Zambrano hit 6 last season.
Did you know? Martinez is still alive and in the majors*, toiling away in the Mets’ minor leagues.
*And by “majors” I mean, of course, “professional baseball.” I’m a big, dumb animal.