Pevey, Martin “Marty” - Baseball, 2004
Marty Pevey was an outstanding baseball player at Windsor Forest High School. He excelled at several positions and attended Georgia Southern University on a baseball scholarship after graduation. As the starting catcher for three years, he helped lead GSU to three conference titles and appearances in three regional tournaments. He was an All-Conference and All-American selection and has since been selected to the GSU Sports Hall of Fame. Pevey was also named as the catcher on the “20-Year GSU All-Star Team.” Pevey started his professional baseball career when he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins. He had a successful career playing thirteen seasons in the minor league, including nine years at the AAA level. He had a career minor league average of 0.289. Pevey was selected on several All-Star teams in the minors and was named MVP of the American Association Championship Seriesin 1988. A year later, he was brought up to the Montreal Expos and played part of the season before suffering an injury. After his playing days ended, Marty became a manager. In 1999, he was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays to be their bullpen coach. He also served as the director of the Blue Jays’ “Fall Instructional League Team” in Arizona. In 2000, he was named Manager of the Year in the Florida State League; and in 2003, he was named Manager of the Year in the Eastern League. He has recently been named as the manager of the 2004 Toronto Blue Jays AAA team in Syracuse, N.Y., which is the highest minor league team in their system. He is regarded as a prime candidate for a position as a major league manager in the future.