I can assure you, my father was not a racist,” Billy Martin Jr. said in a telephone interview. “My father was about winning. That’s all he cared about. He put people on the field as best he thought to get victories. He didn’t care about anyone’s background. “He just wanted the best player on the field. My father could’ve cared less about anything other than winning. He wasn’t there to make friends, but to make winners. Let’s let my father rest.