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Edgar Martinez Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Career Highlights

Career Timeline

  • 1963: Born on Jan. 2 in New York, NY.
  • 1982: Signed by the Mariners as a free agent on Dec. 19.
  • 1987: Major League debut on Sept. 12.
  • 1992: First batting title and first All-Star Game selection.
  • 1995: Second batting title, second All-Star Game selection and finished third in AL MVP voting. His ALDS Game 5 double sent the Mariners to their first ALCS.
  • 2004: Retired after 18 seasons in a Mariners uniform. MLB renamed the DH of the Year award the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. Received the Roberto Clemente Award.
  • 2007: Inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2.
  • 2017: Number (11) retired by the Mariners on Aug. 12.
  • 2019: Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 7x AL All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • 2x AL Batting Champion: 1992, 1995
  • 3x AL OBP Champion: 1995, 1998, 1999
  • 5x Silver Slugger: Third Base - 1992; DH - 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003
  • 5x Outstanding Designated Hitter of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 (now the Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH Award)
  • 2004 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award
  • 1 of 14 players in MLB history to slash at least .310/.410/.510
  • His .418 career OBP ranks 17th-best in MLB history

 

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