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Pepper Martin
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Birth Date:February 29, 1904
Astrology Sign:Pisces
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Pepper Martin

Biography:Pepper Martin (February 29, 1904 - March 5, 1965) was a Major League Baseball player. Martin, who was also known as the “Wild Horse of the Osage”, was a third baseman and outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals' “Gashouse Gang” during the 1930s. He was one of the most colorful and exciting players of his era.

Martin spent seven years in the Cardinals farm system. In 1930 he batted .363 for Rochester in the International League. In 1931 Martin took the place of center-fielder Taylor Douthit who was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He batted .300 as the Cardinals won the National League pennant. In the World Series that year, Martin batted .500 and stole 5 bases as the Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 3. During the series Martin was asked how he had learned to run so fast; he replied “I grew up in Oklahoma, and once you start runnin' out there there ain't nothin' to stop you”. That year Martin was selected as male athlete of the year by the Associated Press.

Martin was a speedy runner who was often was near the league lead in runs scored, triples and stolen bases.

In 1934 Martin helped the Cardinals to win the World Series again as he batted .355 and stole 2 more bases to beat the Detroit Tigers in seven games.

Pepper has the third highest World Series career batting average ever at .418, and is tied for ninth in stolen bases with seven.

Martin retired at the age of 40 in 1944 having played his whole career with the Cardinals. Over his 13 seasons he had a .298 batting average and stole 146 bases.

After retiring Martin tried his hand at managing minor league baseball teams. While managing Miami of the International League he was suspended and fined for choking an umpire.

Personality and Character Cards:
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Pepper Martin's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: February 29, 1904

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Pepper Martin's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: February 29, 2016

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.




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