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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez brings his trademark cool to Hall of Fame moment

Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

John Blanchette: Overlooked no more – Edgar Martinez gets the national recognition he deserves with Hall of Fame induction

Once the Seattle Mariners’ Hall of Fame designated hitter puts that decisive swing on Jack McDowell’s split-fingered fastball and the camera tracks the ball into left field, you never see …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 10 p.m.

‘Too valuable not to be on the field’: George Brett reacts to Edgar Martinez’s induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Martinez spent his entire 18 seasons with the M’s, a rarity in the free-agent era of the game. He shares that distinction with another Hall of Famer with area ties …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez receives the call to the Hall

After nine years appearing on the ballot, and falling just 20 votes short last year, Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez became the first player who played the majority of his …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay seem set for Hall election

Mariano Rivera was picked by all 228 voters totaled through midafternoon Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. Roy Halladay also appeared …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Windy City Wins: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to baseball Hall

Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


TV’s Bob Costas and writer Sheldon Ocker honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s been 44 years since sportscaster Bob Costas visited the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time. Now, he’s got a permanent place in the shrine. Costas was honored …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline Baseball Hall of Fame class

Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero and ace reliever Trevor Hoffman headline the class of 2018 to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Former …


John Blanchette: Disappointed Mariners fans must designate 2019 as Edgar Martinez’s year

Remember the wry commercial that used to run during Seattle Mariners telecasts – and lives forever on YouTube – about all the things Edgar Martinez did between his at-bats as …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Mariners’ Edgar Martinez falls short of election to National Baseball Hall of Fame

The Seattle Mariners designated hitter fell short of the 75 percent threshold needed for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Martinez was named on 70.4 percent …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and who else should make up Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018?

In the past 12 months, Vladimir Guerrero didn’t hit any more home runs, Trevor Hoffman didn’t earn any more saves and Edgar Martinez didn’t win any more batting titles. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Ryan Divish: Edgar Martinez was the first name I checked on my first Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

When you spend the better part of eight years closely monitoring, analyzing and summarizing a process, it becomes a little surreal when you are finally inserted into it, no matter …


Pudge tours his soon-to-be new home – baseball Hall of Fame

Ivan Rodriguez took the customary tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday that’s given to all new electees and called the baseball shrine his “new home.” Rodriguez is …


Baseball’s Hall of Fame to honor ‘The Simpsons’ on May 27

Baseball’s Hall of Fame will honor “The Simpsons” on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show’s “Homer at the Bat” episode.


Zeise: Snobby baseball writers need Hall of Fame voting help

Make no mistake, the Hall of Fame voting system is broken beyond repair. Many voters should have their votes yanked away from them because they clearly don’t quite understand what …


Bud Selig, John Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former commissioner Bud Selig, who oversaw baseball’s great growth along with some of its darkest moments, and longtime general manager John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame …


Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets

Mike Piazza glanced high toward his No. 31 that will forever hang over Citi Field and urged New York Mets fans, hoping to find faith in the most trying moments, …


Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on …


Four who made a difference enter Hall of Fame

Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame today.


Former Mariners ace Randy Johnson among four set for Hall of Fame induction today

Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint …


Johnson a D-back in Hall

PHOENIX – Randy Johnson will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his plaque in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Johnson said in a statement Friday that after thinking about the issue …


Randy Johnson looks to be shoo-in for Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball. And when he let it fly, …


Six added to Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


‘Big Hurt’ belongs

The first time Frank Thomas visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, he felt out of place. “I looked around – it was my first full year in …


A Grip on sports: Edgar a one-trick pony? Yeah, so what

Wednesday: It won’t be a good day in the Edgar Martinez household. The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 inductees this morning and once again the best line-drive …


Snapshot: Le Batard barred from future Hall of Fame votes

Columnist Dan Le Batard was kicked out of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for one year and barred from future Hall of Fame votes after he turned over his …


Hall of Fame: Up to BBWAA to propose vote changes

NEW YORK – The Hall of Fame says it’s up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has voted on …


Better late than never

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The rain, the gloom, the small gathering of fans didn’t matter. For the families of baseball pioneers Jacob Ruppert Jr., Hank O’Day and James “Deacon” White this …


Baseball Hall of Fame

Former major league pitcher Tommy John was on hand, appropriately enough, as Dr. Frank Jobe was honored at the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday. Jobe was …