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Jim Martin
Jim  Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norwood, Mass.

High School:
Norwood

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
12/10/1982

2004: One of only two players on the team to start all 60 games ... Finished second on the team in batting, and finished 12th in the BIG EAST, with a .351 average (79-for-225) ... His 79 hits are tied for the third-most in a single season at St. John's while his 225 at-bats are the fourth-best single season mark ... Led the team in hits, tied for second with 45 runs scored, fourth with 12 doubles and sixth with 26 RBI ... Second in the BIG EAST in hits and tied for seventh in the league with 33 walks ... In conference play, he finished third in the league with a .391 average (36-for-92) ... His .468 on-base percentage in league games ranked fifth ... Had at least one hit in 23 of team's 26 BIG EAST games ... Led the team with 24 multi-hit games ...Had a season-high 16-game hit streak from March 14 to April 12 during which he hit .463 (25-for-54) with 15 runs scored and 10 RBI ... Had a 14-game hit streak stopped in the season-ending loss to Stanford ... During that streak, which spanned from May 8 to June 5, Martin hit .392 (21-for-53) with nine runs scored and six doubles ... Hit .400 during the postseason (10-for-25) with four multi-hit games, including five doubles.

2003: Appeared in 52 games, starting 46 ... Came off the bench in the first five games, but started at third base for 44 games, appearing once at first base and once at designated hitter ... Batted .247 (38-for-154), with 20 runs scored, three doubles, one home run and 24 runs batted in ... Tied for seventh on the team in RBI ... Had nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... Had two hits eight times and three hits once ... Tied a career high with four hits against Hofstra (3/23) ... Had a season-high nine game hit streak, batting .485 in that span (16-for-33), with 10 runs scored and eight RBI.

2001: Martin started 32 games at first base for the Red Storm, posting a .328 batting average, fourth among starters ... He posted a team-high 10-game hitting streak and notched only 16 strikeouts in 131 at bats ... He was third on the team with a .981 fielding percentage, led the team in sacrifice flies and putouts, and was fourth in runs batted in (24) ... He had nine multi-hit games, five multi-RBI games and stole two bases ... Martin went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI, including a home run and a stolen base versus Pace (4/4/02).

At Norwood: Martin received honors in both baseball and hockey, playing both sports all four years ... He lettered four years in baseball, playing third base and pitching ... Graduated from Norwood as the school's all-time leader in most games played and innings pitched ... He was the MVP of the Bay State Conference as a junior, and earned Bay State Conference honors in his final three years of scholastic ball ... Was named All-Scholastic by the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald in baseball, and earned team MVP honors twice ... In addition, he was a center in hockey, playing two years on the team's first line, and was a four-year member of the varsity squad ... As a senior, he was named the MVP of the Bay State Conference in hockey.

Personal: Born on December 10, 1982 in Newton, Massachusetts ... The son of Michael and Judi Martin ... Has one brother, Joseph ... Education major ... Lists hitting a game-tying grand-slam in the top of the ninth inning with two outs to tie the game against Plymouth North, when Norwood ended up winning the game in the second round of the state tournament as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Lists his parents and coaches as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Superstitions: "Always putting things on the right side first." ... Also recruited by Southern Maine, Vermont and UMass-Dartmouth.

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