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Enter Rivera: Yankee closer Mariano Rivera awaits his place in Hall of Fame

Former New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is awaiting his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera set a record with 652 saves. He says he always wanted to do “whatever it took to win, and it worked many times.” He is the first player unanimously voted into the Hall by the writers. He is part of a Cooperstown class that also includes Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina the late Roy Halladay, Harold Baines and Lee Smith.

Edgar Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment just like career

Edgar Martinez will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday as the first player to spend his entire career with the Seattle Mariners and make his way to Cooperstown. His numbers from 18 years of playing are staggering but often overlooked. Most of his career was spent tucked away in the Pacific Northwest on a team that until the 1995 season got little notice on the national stage. Martinez hit .312 with 309 home runs in 2,055 career games with the Mariners.

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 time remaining in Martinez’s two years eligibility to make up the remaining gap to reach the needed 75 percent of the vote?