Levi Martinez – American Hero Playing America’s Pastime

Hello my name is Levi Martinez, and I am an 8 year US Navy Veteran. I have had many challenges in life over the years. I’ve been deployed three times to the Middle East and one tour to Central America. I’ve been through US Special forces training and have earned 2 masters degrees. But my passion has always been baseball.
In 2015, I was injured in an IED explosion in the Middle East – breaking my back in 3 places, and breaking my left throwing arm so sever it popped out of the skin. I spent the next 6 months in a body cast and then the next 2.5 years learning how to throw right handed because I knew some day that I wanted to try and play pro baseball.  I never gave up hope or lost sight of my goal.
In 2019, I attended a pro tryout in Dallas, Texas where I met Joe Torre. Joe gave me a chance to compete and attend spring training in Florida where I am continuing my path to becoming a professional baseball player.
Never give up hope or let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, or let your environment contain you from growing out of it.
Be ready for change and accept failure, but never give up

5 thoughts on “Levi Martinez – American Hero Playing America’s Pastime”

  1. Wonderful history!
    That reminds me Alexander Wemple baseball player history also.

    They are great motivation to all !

    Keep shine to the world just the way you are!


  2. This is very inspiring for all those kids who want to be good in life. Do not loose your purpose in life. Fight on.


  3. Levi, thank you for ur service!!🇺🇸 My older brother broke his right arm when he was 13 and it really, never came back. He learned to throw left handed so he could still play. What I’m getting at is keep on working hard because ” you can never beat a person who does not give up”. Stated by ex an mlb great from along time ago. Good luck and I’ll 🙏 for ur success. 🇺🇸✌⚾


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