Cerjio “Marty” Martinez

Inducted in 2003
Spent nearly 30 years contributing to the welfare of baseball in the Southwest Region
From 1968 to 1993, he was a member of the El Paso Umpires Association
Started working Little League and worked his way through the Pony and Mickey Mantle youth leagues
Worked high school and collegiate leagues
Selected to umpire District and Bi-District playoff games for high school divisions
Worked UTEP, New Mexico State, Sul Ross and Mesa Community College games
Selected to work playoff games for NCAA and NAIA
In 1967, he helped establish the Hacienda Heights Little League
In 1968, he helped merge the league to become a part of Boys Baseball of El Paso
Starting in 1974, he was the Commissioner of the Grandview Park Sandy Koufax Baseball League for 3 years
In 1978, he was instrumental in the development of the Ysleta Thoroughbred Baseball League
From 1996 to 1998, he coached in the Eastwood and Northeast Optimist Club leagues
Selected as “Umpire of the Year” in 1968 and 1969 by the Pan American Optimist Club
Awarded the honor of “Instructor of New Umpires” for El Paso Umpires Association
Vice President of the El Paso Umpire Association during the 1970’s
Named “Rookie Coach of the Year” in the Pan American and Vista Del Sol Optimist Club leagues
Throughout his time in baseball including his umpiring achievements he has always been recognized for his tireless devotion to the development of youth baseball in the El Paso area
As a umpire and league administrator he was always recognized for his effort to ensure fairness, competitiveness and competence for all participants