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Mariners finally get chance to honor Edgar Martinez’ election

Edgar Martinez finally got to celebrate his Hall of Fame election in the place he called home for his entire career. Martinez spent last week being honored on the East …


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, 11:07 p.m.

Mariano Rivera 1st unanimous Hall of Fame pick; Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the …


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: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Edgar Martinez appears ready to get the call from the Hall

The battle between teeth-gnashing anxiety and dreamy hope inside the minds of Mariners’ fans will either explode into more bitter disappointment … or into long-awaited joy for Edgar Martinez in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners

Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced …


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: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.


Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame chances too close to call at 11th hour

The Martinezes plan to spend Wednesday just like any other day.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Edgar Martinez’s jersey retirement renews call for Hall

Edgar Martinez’s No. 11 is officially immortalized – unveiled Saturday past left-center field by his children, Alex, Jacqueline and Tessa – on the same day fellow Puerto Rican Ivan “Pudge” …


Edgar Martinez makes jump, still short in Hall of Fame vote

Edgar Martinez continued his steady climb toward becoming the first player who was primarily a designated hitter to be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Now, is there enough …


Edgar Martinez is one of 34 players on 2017 Hall of Fame ballot

Can the Mariners make it three straight years with a franchise icon entering the Hall of Fame?


Ex-Mariners star Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to join baseball’s greats in Cooperstown

Ken Griffey Jr. had a private tour of the room that will immortalize his baseball legacy.


Mariners notebook: Martin to disabled list; Romero recalled from Tacoma

Center fielder Leonys Martin was placed on the 15-day disabled list roughly two hours prior to Friday’s series opener against Minnesota when an examination revealed a strained left hamstring.


Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta avoiding slow start that plagued him a year ago

Any assessment of the Mariners at this point comes with the disclaimer heading of “small sample size.” That includes veteran catcher Chris Iannetta and his .276 average.


Seattle Mariners’ great Edgar Martinez has been positive addition since joining club in June

SEATTLE – This season has been so trying for Mike Zunino, the Seattle Mariners’ 24-year-old catcher, that he can only laugh about how much time he’s spent in the batting …


Coach Martinez drawing postive reviews with M’s

The Mariners have played 21 games since naming Edgar Martinez their hitting coach on June 20, replacing Howard Johnson with one of the most revered batsmen in franchise history. Early …


Mariners impressive in first game under new hitting coach Edgar Martinez

SEATTLE – Edgar Martinez might want to retire right now after just one game as the Seattle Mariners’ hitting coach. It’s not going to get much better than Saturday’s 6-3 …


Edgar Martinez named Mariners hitting coach, replacing Howard Johnson

SEATTLE – The greatest hitter in Mariners history has been asked to fix the worst-hitting team in baseball. On Saturday afternoon, the organization announced that Edgar Martinez had been named …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2015, 7:02 p.m.

Mariners hire Edgar Martinez as hitting coach, reassign HoJo

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are looking to the past to reinvigorate the worst hitting team in baseball, hiring Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach on Saturday and reassigning Howard …


Grip on Sports: No love for Edgar in Hall

Tuesday: I’m sorry to say, when the voting is announced today for the 2015 class, Edgar Martinez won’t be among the Hall of Fame inductees. If the voters weren’t so …


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 …


Martinez waits on Hall vote

The arguments have been made, the statistics digested and the votes submitted. Edgar Martinez’s standing as a player who either is or isn’t worthy of baseball’s Hall of Fame will …