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Edgar Martinez


Edgar Martinez…resides in Bellevue, WA with wife Holli, son Alexander and daughters Tessa and Jacqueline…graduated from high school in Dorado, PR in 1979…attended American College in Puerto Rico…following the 2004 season he was recognized with the Roberto Clemente Award, and in 2007 he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame… gives generously to the greater Seattle community through The Martinez Foundation; the foundation is primarily focused on helping to provide resources and encouragement to highly-qualified young teachers and student-teachers of color to help provide underserved populations with educational opportunities...Mariners retired his number (11) on Aug. 12, 2017 in a pre-game ceremony; he joined Ken Griffey Jr. as only two Mariners with number retired...received 70.4% of vote in 2018 HOF balloting, his 9th year on the ballot.


In his fourth year as MLB hitting coach, his third full season...Mariners were 7th in MLB in runs/game (4.63); hit 200 HR, the 6th time in club history with 200 or more home runs...was named Mariners hitting coach June 20, 2015...Mariners scored nearly 1.2 more runs per game, and improved in hits, walks, 2B, 3B, HR and RBI per games, as well...prior to being named hitting coach served as a guest instructor during spring training and special assistant.


Retired at the end of the 2004 season after playing his entire 18-year Major League career for the Seattle Mariners…inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2, 2007…over his career made seven All-Star appearances, (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003), won two batting titles (.343, 1992, .356, 1995) and five Designated Hitter of the Year Awards (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001)…after retiring, MLB announced that the Designated Hitter of the Year Award would be renamed the Edgar Martinez Award… is the Mariners all-time leader in doubles (514), walks (1,283) and games played (2,055)… also among the top 10 in several other categories including batting average (.312), hits (2,247), at-bats (7,213), runs (1,219), home runs (309), RBI (1,261), total bases (3,718) and extra-base hits (838)…in 2010, Edgar's name appeared for the first time on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot (2010: 36.2%, 2011: 32.9%, 2012: 36.5%, 2013: 35.9%, 2014: 25.2%, 2015: 27.0%, 2016: 43.4%, 2017: 58.6%)…in October 2004, the City of Seattle renamed a section of S. Atlantic St., which abuts the south side of Safeco Field, Edgar Martinez Drive…originally signed by the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent on December 19, 1982; signed by Marty Martinez and Coco LaBoy.