How this ‘Tsunami’ got started

Introducing our newest Player blog: Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. He welcomes you with an introductory story about how he got the nickname “Tsunami.” Take a look and leave him questions and comments!

The Wave of Perseverance

Welcome to my new blog. The nickname ‘Tsunami’ is a story in itself, so to make a long story short, here it is.

As a kid, I had Big League dreams like any other youth baseball player from Puerto Plata, D.R. For me it was more than putting on a Major League Baseball uniform, playing on TV, or having my name chanted by thousands of fans. I had the vision of getting my family out of poverty, having a future and making my hometown proud. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs on my road to the Big Leagues, but for the sake of this blog let’s just say there was a WAVE of adversity.

CM first year in USA

Although very skinny and smaller-sized as a teenager, I felt I had the ability to play the game as a position player. I was a confident hitter. I felt I could hit at the…

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