01/15/2013 6:28 PM
Article By: John Garner Jr.
HYANNIS, Mass. – Veteran newspaper editor and sports enthusiast Victoria B. Martin has been named website editor for the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Martin, who has served as one of the main copy editors for the Cape Cod Times sports department for 13 years, will serve in much the same capacity with the Cape League, editing, writing and proofreading columns, feature stories and news stories for the league’s public relations department.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Victoria as a full-fledged member of the league PR staff,” said CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting John Garner Jr. “With her outgoing personality and vast talent and experience in editing, writing and social media, she will be a perfect fit for the Cape League.”
The Lexington, Kentucky, native has spent virtually every summer on Cape Cod, a haven from the heat and humidity of the South. Victoria’s mother was secretary to legendary men's college basketball coach Adolph Rupp, so her family's love of sports runs deep.
“I would be completely lost without sports,” said Martin. “I played at least two sports each year from middle school through high school and was a jack-of-all-sports. I even became certified to referee basketball at one point. My mother was good friends with (legendary sixth- man) Frank Ramsey, one of Rupp's former Wildcat players who went on to play for the Boston Celtics. I‘m most passionate about baseball, horse racing, football and, of course, Kentucky basketball. I subscribe to MLB TV so I can watch Yankees games (sorry Red Sox Nation) and insist on having the deluxe sports package on Comcast so I can have NFL Network, MLB Network and TVG (the horse racing channel).
After completing ninth grade in Kentucky, Martin attended St. Timothy's School in Maryland and then studied journalism at University of Kentucky. During her senior year, she served as editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel, the university's student-run, independent daily newspaper.
“For me, editing is as routine and automatic as breathing,” said Martin. “I’ve worked in journalism for more than 20 years, from the Daily Racing Form to Shape Magazine to the Cape Cod Times.”
"We have an excellent team in the Cape League's PR department, with John Garner, Joe Sherman, Ashley Crosby, Lou Barnicle, Rich Plante, Jim McGonigle and Bill Watson,” said Cape League President Judy Walden Scarafile. “With the addition of (publications editor) Rich Plante last year, it really began to run like a Swiss watch. Now the addition of Victoria is outstanding. Her skill and talent in writing and editing will be a great asset to our website and our public relations in general."
In addition to her duties with the Cape Cod Times and CCBL, Martin is currently pursuing a master's degree in education and working as a teaching assistant in special education in a school for fourth- and fifth-graders in Barnstable.
John Garner Jr., Director of PR/Broadcasting