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Joe Marty

Professional Baseball

High School:  Christian Brothers

* MLB Career:  5 Years (Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia)

* .261 Career Batting Average

* .972 Career Fielding Percentage

* 44 Career Home Runs

* 222 Career RBI's

Joe was born and raised in Sacramento where he graduated from Christian Brothers High School.  He played centerfield for his entire career starting in 1937 and ending in 1941.  Joe was a teammate of Joe DiMaggio when they played for the San Francisco Seals a year before playing for the Chicago Cubs.  He was the first Chicago Cubs player to hit a home run in a night game, which he did on July 1, 1938 at Cincinnati.  Joe played in the 1938 World Series, driving in 5 of the 9 runs in the Cubs loss to the New York Yankees.

He left baseball in 1941 to join the military; after his military service, he opened a popular restaurant in Sacramento on Broadway named Joe Marty’s.  After his death in 1984, the restaurant continued operation under new ownership until a fire destroyed the building in 2005.

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