Dave Martinez is a former MLB outfielder and current manager of the Washington Nationals. In his second season as manager of the Nationals, Martinez led the team to a World Series title, defeating the Houston Astros.
Over his 15 season playing career, Martinez played for the Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Atlanta Braves from 1986 to 2001. Martinez had a .276 career batting average, 1,599 hits, 91 home runs, 795 runs scored, and 580 runs batted in.
Martinez became the bench coach for the Rays in 2008, under manager Joe Maddon. When Maddon became manager of the Cubs after the 2014 season, Martinez joined him there as bench coach. As a coach of the Cubs, Martinez won the 2016 World Series. The Nationals hired Martinez as their manager after the 2017 season, and he led the team to a 2019 World Series championship in his second season.