Martin bergen was born on October 25, 1871 in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Both Marty and one of his brothers practiced baseball endlessly as it was becoming the national game. The siblings eventually became catchers for different baseball teams. Marty is claimed to be 'the best defensive catcher ever to play the game' by many people involved within the sport. Marty Bergen played baseball for a series of teams from 1892 to 1895, but was most notoriously known for playing for the Boston Beaneaters.