That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

GM: Chris Wilson

Moderator: 7teen

User avatar
7teen
General Manager
Posts: 6423
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:59 am
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 13 times

That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by 7teen » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 pm

When the Wolves take on the Edmonton Jackrabbits this Saturday night, they'll induct yet another player into their Team Hall of Fame and Museum. This year's inductee will mark the 22nd player to be included into the Madison Wolves hall of fame. While most teams only induct their best of the best, the Wolves have had a tradition of inducting a player or team member each and every season after the inaugural five were inducted back in 2014 (yeah, if you're doing the math we missed a couple of even years in there).

This year's inductee will be Mr. Andy Martin. Andy pitched with the Wolves for 12 seasons from 2013 through 2024. During that time he was able to accumulate some decent team stats. While never being a superstar, he was able to do well with the Wolves. Here are some of his high points:

- With 317 career starts, he ranks 2nd all-time in starts in a Madison uniform behind only John Rasmussen.

- His 117 wins are the 5th most in Madison Wolves history.

- His 25.6 WAR is the 9th highest for a pitcher in Wolves history.

- He threw 2,036.0 innings, trailing only Rasmussen and Kilkenny on the Wolves' leaderboard.

- At 1,446 strikeouts, he's 6th all-time on the team in strikeouts.

- He leads the Wolves all-time in losses with 103. He's actually tied with Rasmussen.

Martin would be a member of the 2017, 2020, and 2021 Wolves teams that made it to the post-season. He had 8 seasons in which he won double digit games. In 2017, he won 15 games and on two other occassions recorded 14 victories. His best season was arguably that 2017 post-season team in which he went 15-8 overall with a 3.23 earned run average. His 4.4 WAR that season was his best of any season.

Martin will be honored and inducted prior to the game this Saturday. Fans in attendance will receive a mini-replica of Martin's HOF plaque to be displayed in the team's Museum.
Chris Wilson

LB Surfers
FL Pac Champs: '95

Madison Wolves
JL MW Champs: '99 to 2009, '17, '20, '21
JL Wildcard: '12
JL Champs: '01, '04, '09, '12
FL Heartland Champs: '32
FL Wildcard: '31, ‘33
MBWBA Champs: '04, '09

Image

User avatar
Big_Al
General Manager
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by Big_Al » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Maybe open up a Perfect Attendance wing in a shed behind the Wolves Hall of Fame to honor Martin? Or give him a gift certificate to Red Lobster as a thank you for showing up for twelve years. The other pitchers in the hall might not be happy with a journeyman getting in.
Al Sganga
GM Boise Spuds (2036 to Present)

Taters gonna tate.

User avatar
7teen
General Manager
Posts: 6423
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:59 am
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by 7teen » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Big_Al wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Maybe open up a Perfect Attendance wing in a shed behind the Wolves Hall of Fame to honor Martin? Or give him a gift certificate to Red Lobster as a thank you for showing up for twelve years. The other pitchers in the hall might not be happy with a journeyman getting in.
Nah, we’re all one big happy family in Madison. The more the merrier in our hall.

Now if we’re talking BBA HOF I’m all about it being exclusive.
Chris Wilson

LB Surfers
FL Pac Champs: '95

Madison Wolves
JL MW Champs: '99 to 2009, '17, '20, '21
JL Wildcard: '12
JL Champs: '01, '04, '09, '12
FL Heartland Champs: '32
FL Wildcard: '31, ‘33
MBWBA Champs: '04, '09

Image

User avatar
Big_Al
General Manager
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by Big_Al » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:06 pm

Oh I was just teasing, I'd be happy to have an Andy Martin or two on my staff right now.
Al Sganga
GM Boise Spuds (2036 to Present)

Taters gonna tate.

User avatar
RonCo
League Director
Posts: 8460
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:48 pm
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by RonCo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:21 pm

I like it, of course.
Yellow Springs Nine
Playoff Regular, Landis Averse

User avatar
7teen
General Manager
Posts: 6423
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:59 am
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by 7teen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:45 pm

The Reds do this every year. I think it’s cool as a fan. There are plenty of guys in their team hall that would never be MLB HOFs. But they were fan favorites and part of the vote is to the fans.

My favorite player ever, Chris Sabo, is a Reds HOF and I went to his induction ceremony before a game several years ago.
Chris Wilson

LB Surfers
FL Pac Champs: '95

Madison Wolves
JL MW Champs: '99 to 2009, '17, '20, '21
JL Wildcard: '12
JL Champs: '01, '04, '09, '12
FL Heartland Champs: '32
FL Wildcard: '31, ‘33
MBWBA Champs: '04, '09

Image

User avatar
RonCo
League Director
Posts: 8460
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:48 pm
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: That's What Cheesehead: 36.48 - Wolves to Induct Martin

Post by RonCo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:39 pm

Sabo was a fun guy to watch play.
Yellow Springs Nine
Playoff Regular, Landis Averse

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Return to “Madison Wolves”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest