All-Star player will host Q&A as part
of Distinguished Speaker Series
By Catherine E. Porter
marketing and communication major ’16
AUG. 26 – Trine University will welcome a former Major Leaguer to campus next month as part the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Tino Martinez, a Major League Baseball (MLB) player, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Ryan Concert Hall, T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. He will host a question-and-answer session with the audience to discuss his experience as a professional baseball player.
Martinez was an MLB player for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1990 through 2005. In 1988, Martinez, along with other future Major Leaguers Jim Abbott and Robin Ventura, won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. In the final game, Martinez belted two homers and drove in four runs, helping to lead the USA to a 5-3 win.
Other notable accomplishments include a career of 1,008 runs, 1,271 runs driven in, and 339 home runs. He also had 100 or more RBI in six different seasons and was twice named to the All-Star team.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Seating, with plentiful options for those with disabilities, is on a first-come basis.