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Hall of Fame: Edgar Martinez

EDGAR MARTINEZ Designated Hitter

Born: January 2, 1963 in New York City, raised in Puerto Rico

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

Hall of Fame Induction: 2019

Team: Seattle Mariners 1987-2004

Hall of Fame plaque: 

“One of the game’s best pure batsmen, defined designated hitter position with a precise batting eye and ability to consistently drive the ball to all fields. Became the third right-handed batter in history with as many as seven consecutive seasons with a .300 average, .400 on-base percentage, and .500 slugging percentage. Won two batting crowns and three on-base percentage titles, producing seven seasons with at least 20 home runs and six with 100 or more RBI. A seven-time All-Star, earned five Silver Slugger awards in a career that began as a third baseman. Delivered signature moment in Mariners history with walk-off double to secure 1995 ALDS victory.”

MLB debut: September 12, 1987, for the Seattle Mariners

Last MLB appearance: Oct. 3, 2004, for the Seattle Mariners

Career: 

Batting average: .312

Home runs: 309

RBI: 1,261

Hits: 2,247

Highlights:

AL batting champion (2): 1992, 1995

AL RBI leader: 2000

Silver Slugger Award (5): 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003

Roberto Clemente Award: 2004

All-Star (7): 1992, 1995–1997, 2000, 2001, 2003

Seattle Mariners No. 11 retired

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