Cook Martin

James Cook Martin, born October 22nd, 18741 in Arkansas,2 was a professional baseball player with the Little Rock Rose Buds in 1894.


Martin was a regular right fielder for the Little Rock Rose Buds in the 1894 Arkansas State League.

Martin died on September 7th, 1900 in Little Rock, AR.3 He was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, AR.4


"Cook Martin covered left [for the Little Rock Rose Buds]."5

"J. Cook Martin died at 12:10 P. M. yesterday of spinal meningitis at his home on Twelfth and Wolfe streets. He has only been sick a short while, but for the past three days had been entirely unconscious. He was the son of James A. Martin, the well-known civil engineer, and at the time of his death was working with his father. He was 25 years of age. Cook was raised in this city and educated in the Little Rock public school. After leaving school he played baseball for several years on the different teams in the old Arkansas League. In 1895 he was hoseman with fire company 1, and was afterward transferred to the chemical as a tankman. He made a good record as a fireman, and only a year ago resigned to accept a position with his father. He was vice-president of the Order of American Firemen, who will attend his funeral in a body. He was also a member of the old Fletcher Rifles, and which was afterward known as the Fletcher Zouaves. His many friends will be grieved to learn of his death. His quiet demeanor and pleasant disposition won him many friends. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but the announcement will be made today."6