There’s no mystery why Tino Martinez was invited to Yankees’ spring training recently – and it wasn’t just to sign autographs and take selfies with the nostalgia junkies in the stands.

Tino Martinez, a four-time world champion, was invited to Yankees’ spring training as a guest instructor.AP

Well, actually, this is part of Martinez’ connection to the Yankees’ family. He reminds fans of a better time in the Bronx. With four World Series rings, anchoring first base at the height of the Joe Torre era, Martinez was – and remains – on a first-name basis with the die-hards.

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