March 18, 2005
Tallahassee, FL – Long time Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin will be given the ultimate honor April 2 when the field at Dick Howser Stadium is named after the coach of 26 years. Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium will officially be dedicated Saturday, April 2 during FSU’s ACC series with Clemson. Fans are asked to arrive early for the 7:00 p.m. start to take part in celebrating Martin’s continuing success at the helm of the Florida State baseball program.
Martin has amassed 1,359 wins in his career at FSU and has led the Seminoles to 25 consecutive NCAA Regionals. He has led Florida State to 12 College World Series appearances and six straight NCAA Super Regionals. The legendary coach entered 2005 second in the NCAA for winning percentage by active DI coaches, fifth in victories among active DI coaches and seventh in wins and winning percentage all-time in DI.
Florida State has captured four ACC tournament titles and six ACC regular season titles in 13 seasons of ACC play under his watch. All 21 of FSU’s 50-win season have come under his guidance and 11 of his players have been first round draft picks just over the last 14 years. He has coached three Golden Spikes winners, 55 All-Americans, 103 All-Conference selections and more than 100 players who have signed professional contracts.
Both Martin and long-time Seminole softball coach JoAnne Graf will have fields dedicated in their names April 2. Tickets for the Clemson series and all FSU baseball games are available on-line at seminoles.com or from the Seminole Athletic Ticket Office located to the right of Gate B on the west side of Doak Campbell Stadium.