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Encyclopedia > Edgar Martinez
Édgar Martínez
Designated Hitter
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1987
for the Seattle Mariners
Final game
October 3, 2004
for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Batting Average     .312
Home Runs     309
Runs Batted In     1261
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Édgar Martínez (born January 2, 1963 in New York, New York, but raised in the Maguayo neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico[1]) is a longtime Major League Baseball player who retired at the end of the 2004 season. He is unique in that he spent his entire major-league career with the Seattle Mariners, in the American League West division. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Martinez is considered by some to be the greatest designated hitter (DH) in history. Edgar Martinez, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, and Lou Gehrig are the only players in history with 300 home runs, 500 doubles, a career batting average higher than .300, and a career on-base percentage higher than .400. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... For the band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Stanley Frank Musial, original Stanisław Franciszek Musiał, nicknamed Stan the Man and The Donora Greyhound (born November 21, 1920 in Donora, Pennsylvania), is an American former player in Major League Baseball who played 22 seasons for the St. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...

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Career

In 1982, the Seattle Mariners signed Martinez to a minor league contract. Martinez worked his way through the Mariners minor league system, making stops at Chattanooga and Calgary. Martinez made his major league debut in 1987, and finally became a fixture in the Mariners lineup in 1990, replacing Jim Presley at third. He started out as a third baseman and won an American League batting title in 1992. Edgar tore his hamstring during an exhibition game at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, B.C., just before the 1993 season, and never fully recovered.[2] Martinez became a full-time DH in 1995. To date, he is the only DH ever to have won a batting title (in 1995 with a .356 average). A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary within census division number 6, Alberta, Canada. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


His eighteen seasons with the Mariners netted him seven All-Star appearances, along with two batting titles and five Silver Slugger awards. He finished first or second in on-base percentage (OBP) in 6 different years, and top 5 in OBP in 10 different years. Over the seven year span of 1995-2001 he was probably the best and most consistent right-handed hitter in the game. During this time he hit .329 with a .445 on-base percentage and a .574 slugging percentage for an OPS of 1.019. In 1996, he became only the fifth player in the 20th century to hit 50 doubles in two consecutive seasons.[3] He still reigns as the Mariners all-time leader in batting average (.312), hits (2,247), doubles (514), walks (1,283), and games played (2,055). He is also among the top 10 in other categories including at-bats (7,213), runs (1,219), home runs (309), RBI (1,261), total bases (3,718) and extra base hits (838). The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... OPS can also refer to a baseball term, On-base plus slugging. ...


He is best remembered for his performance in the 1995 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees in which he hit .571 and was on base 18 times in 5 games. In game 4 of that series, he hit a three run homer, then a grand slam home run that gave the Mariners a 10-6 lead en route to an 11-8 victory. The RBI set a single-game postseason record. The win knotted the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forced game 5. Down 5-4 in the 11th inning of that decisive game, Martinez hit a two-run double (called "The Double" by Mariners fans) off Jack McDowell, winning the game for the Mariners, 6-5. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Grand Slam is a general sports term applied when achieving something special. ...

Edgar Martinez at bat
Edgar Martinez at bat

Baseball lore says that Edgar Martinez "saved Seattle baseball" with that double. While his series-winning hit did help build the groundswell that the Washington State Legislature eventually had to respond to (by enacting legislation to fund Safeco Field), it was one of many moments in a "miracle run" by the Mariners in September and October 1995 that changed public sentiment towards the team and towards public financing of a baseball-only stadium as a partial replacement for the Kingdome. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x557, 189 KB) Edgar Martinez at bat. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x557, 189 KB) Edgar Martinez at bat. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco for short or even The Safe, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... The Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and often referred to as simply The Dome, was owned and operated by King County, Washington. ...


During his career, Martinez was a Mariner fan favorite, playing his entire career with the Mariners, and always being willing to sign autographs for fans. In October 2004, following his retirement, S. Atlantic Street in Seattle was renamed Edgar Martinez Drive.


The Mariners have not issued Martinez' #11 jersey since he retired. Under Mariners' team policy, he will not be eligible to have his jersey formally retired until 2010 (when he is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time, see below). However, it is highly unlikely that any Mariner will ever wear that number again. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2nd, 2007.[4]


Possible Induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Martinez will be on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame after the 2009 season. His chances for induction are considered controversial because he spent two thirds of his career as a designated hitter.[5] Martinez was not given regular playing time in the major leagues until 1990 (when he was 27), despite hitting extremely well in the minors and in his first September call-up to the Mariners. Because of the late start, he has not amassed the totals for hits (fewer than 2,300) and home runs (309, 100th all time) that some associate with a Hall of Fame slugger. But Martinez was more of a gap hitter, as evidenced by his 514 career doubles (35th all time). Known for incredible plate discipline, he is ranked 69th all time in number of times on base (3619). Compared to the 164 Hall of Fame hitters, Martinez's on-base percentage (.418) would rank 13th, and his .933 OPS would rank 17th. He has the sixth-highest OPS for a right-handed hitter ever, behind Foxx, Greenberg, Hornsby, McGwire and DiMaggio. Since 1946, only two Hall of Famers have finished with an on-base percentage better than Martinez's .418: Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. He also is second in behind Frank E. Thomas in career homeruns as a Designated Hitter with 243. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays, nicknamed The Big Hurt. Frank Thomas became one of baseballs biggest stars in the 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Salary

  • 1987: Undetermined
  • 1988: Undetermined
  • 1989: Undetermined
  • 1990: $108,000.00
  • 1991: $350,000.00
  • 1992: $560,000.00
  • 1993: $3,016,666.00
  • 1994: $3,316,667.00
  • 1995: $3,591,367.00
  • 1996: $3,500,000.00
  • 1997: $3,050,000.00
  • 1998: $3,500,000.00
  • 1999: $3,500,000.00
  • 2000: $5,400,000.00
  • 2001: $5,500,000.00
  • 2002: $7,086,668.00
  • 2003: $4,000,000.00
  • 2004: $3,000,000.00

Recognitions

Martinez salutes the crowd after driving in his 1,000th career run on a solo home run in 2001.
  • 1990 Finished 3rd in on-base percentage and 6th in batting average
  • 1991 Finished 4th in hit by pitch, 5th in on-base percentage, 7th in times on base, and 10th in walks
  • 1992 Won the American League (AL) batting title and Silver Slugger Award (3B). Led the league in doubles, finished 2nd in slugging percentage, 3rd in OPS, 5th in extra-base hits, 7th in hits, and 8th in runs and total bases.
  • 1995 Won the AL batting title and Silver Slugger Award (DH). Led the league in on-base percentage, OPS, games, runs, doubles, runs created, and times on base; finished 2nd in hits, extra-base hits, walks, and intentional walks; 3rd in slugging percentage and total bases; and 4th in runs batted in.
  • 1996 Finished 2nd in on-base percentage, doubles, and walks; 4th in OPS and times on base; 6th in intentional walks; 7th in extra-base hits; 8th in batting average and runs; and 9th in slugging percentage.
  • 1997 Won the AL Silver Slugger Award (DH). Led the league in times on base; finished 2nd in batting average, on-base percentage, and walks; 4th in OPS; 7th in hit by pitch and intentional walks; 8th in slugging percentage; 9th in hits; and 10th in total bases.
  • 1998 Led the league in on-base percentage and times on base, 3rd in doubles and walks, 6th in OPS, 7th in batting average, 9th in extra-base hits, and 10th in total bases.
  • 1999 Led the league in on-base percentage, 4th in batting average and OPS, and 7th in walks.
  • 2000 Led the league in runs batted in, 6th in on-base percentage, 7th in times on base, and 10th in slugging percentage and home runs.
  • 2001 Won the AL Silver Slugger Award (DH). Finished 2nd in on-base percentage, 5th in OPS, 6th in doubles and sacrifice flies, 8th in slugging percentage and walks, and 9th in runs batted in.
  • 2003 Won the AL Silver Slugger Award (DH). Finished 4th in on-base percentage and 7th in walks.
  • In 2004, MLB Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig announced that the Designated Hitter of the Year Award would be named the Edgar Martinez Award.
  • In 2004, he became the first Puerto Rican player to be honored with the Roberto Clemente Award, given by Major League Baseball for humanitarian service.[6]
  • In 2005, he was named the third baseman on Major League Baseball's Latino Legends Team.
  • On June 2, 2007, Edgar Martinez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
  • On June 20, Martinez will be inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise, Idaho.

Image File history File links Edgar1000. ... Image File history File links Edgar1000. ... The Edgar Martinez Award is an award granted annually since 1973 to the most outstanding Designated Hitter in Major League Baseball. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... The Latino Legends Team was an all-time all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. ...

Humanitarian Leadership

Martinez is being honored for countless hours, funds, resources and contributions that he and his wife Holli have made available to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle (www.seattlechildrens.org), including the Edgar Martinez Endowment for Muscular Dystrophy Research, established by the Mariners in honor of his retirement, Children’s Hospital Annual Wishing Well Night at Safeco Field. Martinez has also supported Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Overlake Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wishing Star Foundation, United Way, Esperanza, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and Mariners Care. Because of his contribution, on June 20,2007, Martinez will be inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise, Idaho.


The Humanitarian Hall of Fame annually inducts individuals who are world-class in athletic ability, role models in their community and have a strong record of humanitarian efforts. “The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame is honored to include Kyle Petty, Dikembe Mutombo, and Edgar Martinez among its fraternity of role models,” said Larry Maneely, President, Board of Directors of the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. “As humanitarians and community leaders they represent all that is good in sport and remind us of the importance of setting positive examples through community service for our peers and our youth.”


Personal life

  • Though born in New York, Martinez returned to his family's native Puerto Rico in 1965 when his parents divorced. He grew up in Dorado and graduated from American College (Puerto Rico). (He speaks English with a mild Spanish accent as a result.) A beloved figure in Seattle, is now living in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife Holli and their three children: Alex, Tessa, and Jacqueline. He now runs Branded Solutions by Edgar Martinez, a byproduct of his family's embroidery business, in Redmond, Wash.[7]
  • Edgar enjoyed some of his best seasons as a hitter despite having been diagnosed with strabismus, an eye condition, in 1999.[8] He overcame the condition through strenuous exercise and by avoiding such things as watching movies.
  • He is the cousin of Carmelo Martínez. "Carmelo Martinez and I had an argument," Martinez told a luncheon in his honor. "He said, 'Sign it! I know you can make it."' Edgar indeed made it.

Dorado is a small touristic town in the northern coast of Puerto Rico, west of San Juan, Cataño, and Bayamon. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Nickname: Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... For the protein Strabismus, see Strabismus (protein) Strabismus, also known as heterotropia, squint, crossed eye, cockeyed, wandering eye,weak eye or wall eyed, is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. ... Carmelo Martínez (born July 28, 1960 in Dorado, Puerto Rico), is a former professional baseball player who played primarily first base and outfield in the Major Leagues from 1983-1991. ...

Banking

Martinez is one of the founders of Plaza Bank, founded in 2005 as Washington's first "Hispanic" bank.[9] Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...


Landmarks

  • October 4, 1990: In his first full year, Martinez finished 6th in batting average and 3rd in on-base percentage in the American League
  • October 4, 1992: As a third baseman, Martinez wins his first American League batting title with a .343 average and finishes second with a .544 slugging percentage
  • October 2, 1995: Martinez wins his second American League batting title with a .356 average and led the AL with a .479 on-base percentage and finished third with a .628 slugging percentage
  • May 4, 1996: Martinez hits 99th and 100th Home Runs of career against Albie Lopez
  • July 6, 1996: Martinez hits 3 Home Runs against Texas Rangers
  • May 18, 1999: Martinez hits 3 Home Runs against Minnesota Twins
  • April 15, 2000: Martinez hits 200th Home Run of career against Pedro Borbon
  • October 7, 2001: Martinez hits over .300 for the 10th time in his career helping lead the Mariners to an American League best ever 116 regular season wins
  • May 12, 2004: Martinez hits 300th Home Run of career against Brad Radke
  • August 9, 2004: Martinez announced that he would retire from baseball at the end of the season
  • September 17, 2004: He got his 1,000th career run batted in as a designated hitter. He holds the record for RBIs at the position.
  • October 2, 2004: Officially retired at a huge ceremony in Safeco Field, attended by then-Governor of Washington Gary Locke, Seattle mayor Greg Nickels, and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.
  • October 26, 2004: Martinez presented with the 2004 Roberto Clemente award, as "the player who best combines outstanding baseball skills with devoted work in the community"
  • June 2, 2007: Edgar Martinez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
  • Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in On-base percentage (.418), Games (2,055), At Bats (7,213), Runs (1,219), Hits (2,247), Total Bases (3,718), Doubles (514), RBI (1,261), Walks (1,283), Singles (1,409), Runs Created (1,559), Extra-Base Hits (838), Times on Base (3,619), Hit By Pitch (89), Sacrifice Flies (77) and Grounding into Double Plays (190).
  • Holds Seattle Mariners single season records for On-base percentage (.479 in 1995), OPS (1.107 in 1995) and Walks (123 in 1996).
  • Ranks 89th on Major League Baseball All-Time Batting Average List, 21st in All-Time On-base percentage, 63rd in All-Time Slugging Percentage, 35th in All-Time OPS, 36th in All-Time Doubles, 38th in All-Time Walks, 61st in All-Time Runs Created, 72nd in All-Time Extra-Base Hits, 69th in All-Time Times on Base, 90th in Hit By Pitch, 88th in Sacrifice Flies, 81st in Intentional Walks and 99th in Grounding into Double Plays.

Albert Anthony López (born on August 18, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona) is pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26,34,42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Ballpark Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ... Pedro Borbón Rodriguez (Born December 2, 1946 in Valverde, Dominican Republic ) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Brad Radke (born October 27, 1972), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco for short or even The Safe, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Gary F. Locke (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: , born January 21, 1950 in Seattle, Washington) was the Democratic governor of Washington (1997-2005), and the first Chinese American governor in United States history. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels Gregory J. Greg Nickels (born August 7, 1955) became the 51st and current mayor of Seattle, Washington on January 1, 2002. ... Bud Selig Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ...

Regular season stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP
2055 7213 1219 2247 514 15 309 1261 49 30 1283 1202 .312 .418 .515 3718 10 77 113 89

In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... In baseball, a player is charged with a caught stealing when, as a runner, the player attempts to advance from one base to another without the ball being struck by a batter, but is put out by a fielder while making the attempt. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball, a sacrifice hit is the act of deliberately striking the ball in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base, while the batter is himself put out. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs. ... In baseball statistics, an intentional base on balls (denoted by IBB), often called an intentional walk, is used in baseball to count the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit. ... In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... list of famous Puerto Ricans in alphabetical order by last names, where applicable. ... This is an alphabetical list of 214 baseball players from Puerto Rico which had played in Major League Baseball between 1942 and 2005. ... In Major League Baseball, the designated hitter (DH) is used in the batting lineup in place of the pitcher through a rule adopted by the American League in 1973. ...

References

  1. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/sports/mariners/edgarmartinez/final_years.html
  2. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/sports/mariners/edgarmartinez/finnigan.html
  3. ^ http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Martinez_Edgar.stm
  4. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2003539505_webedgar24.html
  5. ^ http://www.abarim.com/edgar.htm
  6. ^ http://www.abarim.com/edgar.htm
  7. ^ http://www.brandedsolutions.com
  8. ^ The Sporting News, May 7, 2001
  9. ^ http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2005/12/26/focus6.html

External links

  • Career statistics at Baseball Reference
  • Bio at the official Mariners website
  • Seattle Weekly article
  • Profile at Baseball Page
  • Page at Baseball Library
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Succeeded by
Bret Boone
Preceded by
Alfonso Soriano
American League Player of the Month
May, 2003
Succeeded by
Jason Giambi
Major League Baseball | MLB Latino Legends Team

Iván Rodríguez | Albert Pujols | Rod Carew | Edgar Martinez | Alex Rodriguez | Roberto Clemente | Manny Ramírez
Vladimir Guerrero | Pedro Martínez | Juan Marichal | Fernando Valenzuela | Mariano Rivera Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays, nicknamed The Big Hurt or Frankie T. Frank Thomas became one of baseballs biggest stars in the 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox. ... Julio César Robles Franco (born August 23, 1958 in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the New York Mets. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... John Garrett Olerud (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... For other persons named Paul ONeill, see Paul ONeill (disambiguation). ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... “A-Rod” redirects here. ... Jermaine Terrell Dye (born January 28, 1974 in Vacaville, California) is a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox. ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bret Boone at bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005. ... Alfonso Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball Player and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Latino Legends Team was an all-time all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge and I-Rod, is a professional baseball player currently playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... José Alberto Pujols (IPA: //), (born January 16, 1980, in Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... “A-Rod” redirects here. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Manuel Arístides Ramírez (b. ... Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Vlad and known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (spanish for Micah), is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic) is a baseball pitcher who plays for the New York Mets. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937, in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a relief pitcher for Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ...


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Edgar Martinez (born January 2, 1963 in New York, New York) is a longtime Major League Baseball player who retired at the end of the 2004 season.
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Martinez was not given regular playing time in the major leagues until 1990 (when he was 27), despite hitting extremely well in the minors.
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