Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez has won the 2023 Hall of Fame Jack Graney Award. Congratulations to Buck on learning this massive achievement in his career. He has significantly contributed to MLB in Canada and deserves this award. Martinez’s voice is one that baseball fans enjoy hearing when they are watching games, and he is a joy to listen to when watching games. He reminds us why the game of baseball is so revitalizing. From recollecting and discussing great moments and players in baseball to making us laugh while a game is on, Martinez is one of the many greats in baseball who will always be adored.

Buck Martinez Wins the 2023 Jack Graney Award

The Jack Graney Award

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents the Jack Graney Award to a member of the Canadian media for their contributions to baseball in Canada. The award is not an award given out every year. However, it is given to a candidate the committee believes deserves the award. Martinez is more than deserving of this award. He is not only a voice for baseball but also has made people emotional through his profound knowledge of the game.

Martinez’s career as a player in baseball shows that he spent time with the Blue Jays (1981-1986), the Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1980), and the Kansas City Royals (1969-1977). Regarding his managerial record and career, he spent two seasons as a manager for the Blue Jays in 2001 and 2002. In his career in baseball, Graney batted .250 with 706 runs, 18 home runs, and 420 RBIs.

Adored, Desired, and Admired

There’s just no one out there that is like Martinez. Fans watch games and look forward to hearing his voice and laughing. He is known as one of the memorable voices for the Blue Jays. So, when you don’t listen to him broadcasting Blue Jays games, it isn’t the same without him. To be the voice of a baseball organization stands high in achievements as a former baseball player.


While Martinez may not have been the best hitter, he spent many seasons in MLB. He will be an icon in baseball who will consistently be recognized not only for the contributions that he has brought to the game but also for his dedication and love for the game. His commitment and passion for baseball are highlighted in many aspects, but most of all, are represented through his broadcasting. Congratulations to Buck Martinez on earning the 2023 Jack Graney Award. Fans and players, including Bo Bichette, admire and highly respect him.

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