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Edgar Martinez
Hall of Fame Candidate

EDGAR MARTINEZ: HALL OF FAME CANDIDATE


At the end of the 2004 baseball season, Edgar Martinez announced his retirement after 18 years in the Major Leagues, all with one team - the Seattle Mariners. One of baseballs best hitters, Edgar is on the 2012-2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ballot for the fourth time. Edgar became the Mariners regular third baseman in 1990 at the age of 27. In his first three seasons, he proved to be a good defensive third baseman and was the 1992 AL batting champion, the first of his two league batting titles. Injuries limited him in 1993 and 1994, and manager Lou Piniella moved him to designated hitter in 1995, the position he primarily played the rest of his career. Edgar was very simply one of the top all-around hitters of his era as well as in baseball history. He combined power (best exemplified by his slugging percentage) with the ability to reach base safely (among the best in on-base percentage), both at rates that rank high on the all-time lists of Hall of Fame hitters. From 1990 (when he became a regular) and his retirement in 2004, the Mariners posted a .512 winning percentage, and were one of just 11 MLB teams to win more than 1,200 games. The franchise had never had a winning season (1977-1989) prior to his arrival, and has had just two .500 or better seasons since he retired. Edgars skills on the field were only outshone by his character off the field. In addition to being beloved by teammates and respected by opponents, Edgar was (and is) an important benefactor to his community. He moved to Seattle when he joined the Mariners and never left. Following the 2004 season he was recognized with the Roberto Clemente Award, and in 2007 he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. He, and his wife, continue to give generously to the greater Seattle community through The Martinez Foundation. The foundation is primarily focused on helping to provide resources and encouragement to highly-qualified young teachers and student-teachers of color to help provide underserved populations with educational opportunities. The Mariners organization is proud to provide for your consideration the information below which is intended to present Edgars outstanding career accomplishments and put them into historical perspective. [Edgars career Major League statistics are listed at the end of this document. All statistics and notes are from baseballs modern era (since 1901), and percentages are based on a minimum of 3,000 plate appearances. Hall of Famers are bold and active players are in italics.]

EDGAR MARTINEZ: BATTING TITLES AND AWARDS


2 American League Batting Titles: 1992 (.343) and 1995 (.356) 3 American League On-Base Percentage Titles: 1995 (.479), 1998 (.429), 1999 (.447) 5 Silver Slugger Awards: 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003 5 Designated Hitter of the Year Awards: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 (now the Edgar Martinez Award) 6 Top-10 finishes in American League in Slugging Percentage: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001 7 All-Star Game Appearances: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003 7 Top-10 finishes in American League in Average: 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 11 Top-10 finishes in AL On-Base Pct: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 Roberto Clemente Award: 2004

Milestone Batting TitlesEdgar hit .343 in 1992, at the time the highest batting average in the American League by a right-handed hitter dating back to 1959 when Harvey Kuenn hit .353 with Detroit...in addition to leading the league in hitting, led in doubles (46), was 2nd in slugging percentage (.544) and 4th in on-base percentage (.404). Martinez won his second batting title in 1995, posting a .356 mark, at the time the highest in the AL by a right-handed hitter since Joe DiMaggio hit .381 in 1939his 95 title made him, at the time, just the seventh right-handed hitter to win two batting titles, the first in the AL since Luke Appling (1936 & 1943)in 1995, Edgar led the league in batting average, on-base percentage (.479), runs scored (121) and doubles (52).

VERY SELECT COMPANY: HITTERS WITH CAREER .300+ AVG, .400+ OBP, 300+ HR, 500+ 2B, 1,000+ BB
EDGAR MARTINEZ is one of only 10 players (listed below) in Major League history to have collected 300+ HR, 500+ doubles, 1000+ walks, boast an average over .300 and an on-base percentage over .400. Besides Edgar, five have been inducted in Cooperstown. Edgar finished his career with 2247 hits, 514 doubles, 1283 walks, 309 home runs, a .312 career batting average and a .418 career on-base percentage.
PLAYER Stan Musial Rogers Hornsby Babe Ruth Chipper Jones Lou Gehrig Ted Williams Manny Ramirez Todd Helton EDGAR MARTINEZ Albert Pujols HOF HOF HOF HOF HOF H 3630 2930 2873 2726 2721 2654 2574 2363 2247 2246 2B 725 541 506 549 535 525 547 554 514 505 BB 1599 1038 2062 1512 1508 2021 1329 1256 1283 1027 HR 475 301 714 468 493 521 555 347 309 475 AVG .331 .358 .342 .303 .340 .344 .312 .323 .312 .325 OBP .417 .434 .474 .401 .447 .482 .411 .421 .418 .414

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SELECT COMPANY: HITTERS WITH CAREER .300+ - .400+ - .500+ PERCENTAGES


EDGAR MARTINEZ is one of 21 players in Major League history to have a lifetime batting average over .300, a lifetime on-base percentage over .400 and a lifetime slugging percentage over .500:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Ty Cobb HOF Rogers Hornsby HOF Joe Jackson Lefty ODoul Tris Speaker HOF Ted Williams HOF Babe Ruth HOF Harry Heilmann HOF Lou Gehrig HOF Stan Musial HOF Jimmie Foxx HOF Albert Pujols Todd Helton Joey Votto Hank Greenberg HOF Larry Walker EDGAR MARTINEZ Manny Ramirez Mel Ott HOF Chipper Jones Frank Thomas Seasons 1905-1928 (24) 1915-1937 (23) 1908-1920 (13) 1919-1934 (11) 1907-1928 (22) 1939-1960 (19) 1914-1935 (22) 1914-1932 (17) 1923-1939 (17) 1941-1963 (22) 1925-1945 (20) 2001-current (12) 1997-current (16) 2007-current (6) 1930-1947 (13) 1989-2005 (17) 1987-2004 (18) 1993-2011 (19) 1926-1947 (22) 1993-2012 (19) 1990-2008 (19) AVG .367 .358 .356 .349 .345 .344 .342 .342 .340 .331 .325 .325 .320 .316 .313 .313 .312 .312 .304 .303 .301 OBP .433 .434 .423 .413 .428 .482 .474 .410 .447 .417 .428 .414 .419 .415 .412 .400 .418 .411 .414 .401 .419 SLG .513 .577 .517 .532 .501 .634 .690 .520 .632 .559 .609 .608 .545 .553 .605 .565 .515 .585 .533 .529 .555 G 3033 2259 1330 970 2789 2292 2503 2146 2164 3026 2317 1859 2123 728 1394 1988 2055 2302 2730 2499 2322 R 2245 1579 873 624 1881 1798 2174 1291 1888 1949 1751 1376 1360 428 1051 1355 1219 1544 1859 1619 1494 H 4191 2930 1772 1140 3515 2654 2873 2660 2721 3630 2646 2246 2420 822 1628 2160 2247 2574 2876 2726 2468 2B 724 541 307 175 793 525 506 542 534 725 458 505 570 197 379 471 514 547 488 549 495 3B 297 169 168 41 222 71 136 151 163 177 125 15 36 9 71 62 15 20 72 38 12 HR 117 301 54 113 117 521 714 183 493 475 534 475 354 133 331 383 309 555 511 468 521 RBI 1961 1584 785 542 1529 1839 2213 1539 1995 1951 1922 1434 1345 457 1276 1311 1261 1831 1860 1623 1704

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE AND EDGAR


EDGAR MARTINEZ ranks 17th on the all-time list with a career OBP of .418. Of the 16 players with a higher on-base percentage, 10 are in the Hall of Fame, 1 is still active, 2 are retired (Bonds is eligible this season), 2 are not in the HOF and Joe Jackson is banned from baseball. HOF .482 HOF .474 HOF .447 .444 HOF .434 HOF .433 HOF .428 8. Tris Speaker 9. Eddie Collins 10. Ferris Fain 11. Max Bishop 12. Joe Jackson 13. Mickey Mantle 14. Mickey Cochrane HOF HOF .428 .424 .424 .423 .423 .421 .419 15. Frank Thomas 16. Todd Helton 17. EDGAR MARTINEZ 18. Stan Musial HOF 19. Joey Votto 20. Wade Boggs HOF 21. Albert Pujols .419 .419 .418 .417 .415 .415 .414

1. Ted Williams 2. Babe Ruth 3. Lou Gehrig 4. Barry Bonds 5. Rogers Hornsby 6. Ty Cobb 7. Jimmie Foxx

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BEST ON-BASE PERCENTAGE SEASONS: As noted earlier, EDGAR MARTINEZ won a pair of AL batting titles (1992 & 1995). Edgar also led the AL in on-base percentage three times (.479 in 1995, .429 in 1998 and .447 in 1999) and finished in the top 10 seven other seasons in his career.

TOP ON-BASE PERFORMANCES SINCE WORLD WAR II: Among retired players since 1945 with at least 7,500 plate appearances, EDGAR MARTINEZ is one of only four players with a career on-base percentage of at least .418 (also: Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and Frank Thomas) and one of only eight players with a career batting average of at least .312 (also: Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Stan Musial, Kirby Puckett, Roberto Clemente and Larry Walker).

OPS (ON-BASE + SLUGGING PERCENTAGE) AND EDGAR


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. EDGAR MARTINEZ ranks 32nd on the all-time list with a career OPS of .933. The only players ahead of Edgar on the all-time OPS list that eligible for the Hall of Fame, but not inducted, are Mark McGwire and Lefty ODoul. Edgar recorded an OPS above 1.000 in 5 seasons (1995-97, 1999-2000); had an OPS above .900 in 9 seasons (1987, 1992, 1995-2001); and above .800 in 14 seasons (1987, 1990-92, 1994-2003). HOF HOF HOF HOF HOF HOF 1.163 1.115 1.079 1.051 1.037 1,022 1.016 1.010 .996 .982 .977 .977 .975 .974 .968 .965 .964 (14) (18) (13) (15) (10) (8) (7) (9) (8) (7) (8) (5) (9) (7) (2) (6) (5) 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. Johnny Mize HOF Miguel Cabrera Jim Thome Lance Berkman Jeff Bagwell Mel Ott HOF Ralph Kiner HOF Alex Rodriguez Lefty O'Doul Ty Cobb HOF Ryan Braun Willie Mays HOF Hack Wilson HOF Joe Jackson EDGAR MARTINEZ Albert Belle .959 .956 .956 .953 .948 .947 .945 .945 .945 .945 .943 .941 .939 .940 .933 .933 (5) (2) (5) (3) (5) (7) (3) (6) (2) (8) (1) (5) (2) (5) (5) (4)

Babe Ruth Ted Williams Lou Gehrig Barry Bonds Jimmie Foxx Albert Pujols Hank Greenberg Rogers Hornsby Manny Ramirez Mark McGwire Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Stan Musial Frank Thomas Joey Votto Larry Walker Todd Helton

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AMONG THE BEST IN OPS+


Edgar recorded a career OPS+ of 147, tied for 34th all-time. A 100 OPS+ is considered league average, and a 150 OPS+ is considered a great season. Each point above 100 represents a percentage point; thus Edgar is 47% better than average over his career. OPS+ is a statistic that measures a players OPS against the league average, and adjusted for ballpark factors. Over the course of his career, Edgar recorded 8 seasons with a 150 OPS+ (1992, 1995-2001). Edgar is one only 24 players in Major League Baseball history with as many as 8 seasons with an OPS+ of at least 150. 17 of those 24 are already in the Hall of Fame. Seasons with 150 OPS+ in Career: Babe Ruth .............................. 16 Ty Cobb .................................. 16 Barry Bonds............................. 14 Hank Aaron ............................ 14 Frank Robinson ..................... 13 Willie Mays ............................. 13 Stan Musial ............................ 13 Ted Williams .......................... 13 Tris Speaker ........................... 13 Mel Ott..................................... 12 Lou Gehrig.............................. 12 Rogers Hornsby ..................... 12 Mickey Mantle ........................ 11 Albert Pujols ............................. 10 Mike Schmidt.......................... 10 Jimmie Foxx ........................... 10 Honus Wagner ....................... 10 Manny Ramirez ..........................9 Johnny Mize..............................9 Sam Crawford ...........................9 EDGAR MARTINEZ...................8 Jim Thome .................................8 Frank Thomas ............................8 Dick Allen ...................................8

"I know one player up [for vote], Edgar Martinez. I'm hoping he gets a lot of consideration. I know it has been debated whether a DH is worthy of that. In my time, I've never seen a better hitter, a better pure hitter, than him. That's no disrespect to other teammates I've had or people I've played against, but anyone from that era who watched Edgar realizes what a good hitter he was. I'll be pulling for him, because I know what he meant when I was on the mound."

Randy Johnson

DEFINING A POSITION: THE EDGAR MARTINEZ OUTSTANDING DESIGNATED HITTER AWARD


On October 2, 2004, during a retirement ceremony at Safeco Field, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball had renamed the annual Outstanding Designated Hitter Award the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. Edgar was a five-time winner (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001) of the award during his career. EDGAR MARTINEZ has the highest career batting average, on-base percentage and OPS (OBP + SLG) of any player as a designated hitter (minimum: 1000 G).
HIGHEST AVG as DH EDGAR MARTINEZ .314 Paul Molitor .308 Hal McRae .295 Harold Baines .291 David Ortiz .288 HIGHEST OBP as DH EDGAR MARTINEZ .428 Frank Thomas .394 David Ortiz .384 Chili Davis .381 Paul Molitor .374 MOST HR as DH David Ortiz Frank Thomas EDGAR MARTINEZ Harold Baines Don Baylor 353 269 243 235 219 MOST RBI as DH David Ortiz EDGAR MARTINEZ Harold Baines Frank Thomas Hal McRae MOST 2B as DH David Ortiz EDGAR MARTINEZ Hal McRae Harold Baines Paul Molitor 1147 1033 978 881 808

HIGHEST OPS as DH EDGAR MARTINEZ .959 David Ortiz .941 Frank Thomas .899 Chili Davis .864 Harold Baines .836

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AMONG THE BEST HITTERS TO PLAY THE GAME


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AN HISTORIC SEVEN-YEAR RUN OF OFFENSE


During the 7-year stretch from 1995-2001, EDGAR MARTINEZ was a dominant offensive force, batting .329 with a .446 on-base percentage and a .574 slugging percentage...Edgar also recorded 291 doubles in 1,020 gameshis average th th nd ranked 5 in the Majors, his slugging was 14 , on-base was 2 and he led the Majors in doublesMartinez is one of only four players in history to record a 7-season stretch meeting the following statistical milestones: Batting average of at least .325 On-base Percentage of at least .440 Slugging Percentage of at least .570 Hit at least 250 doubles Play in at least 1,000 games. The only players to match these numbers over at least seven consecutive seasons are the following:
Player Lou Gehrig Ted Williams Todd Helton EDGAR MARTINEZ Years 1925-1938 (14) 1939-1949 (11) 1999-2006 (8) 1995-2001 (7)

AMONG THE BEST IN HIS DAY


EDGARS PRIME TIME: In 13 seasons from 1991-2003, EDGAR MARTINEZ was in the top-25 in every major offensive nd th th category, including on-base percentage (2 /.428), doubles (4 /450) and average (.7 /.318) ...heres a look:
ON-BASE PERCENTAGE 1. Barry Bonds, .462 2. EDGAR MARTINEZ, .428 3. Frank Thomas, .428 4. Todd Helton, .425 5. Brian Giles, .417 6. Jason Giambi, .415 7. Mark McGwire, .414 8. Manny Ramirez, .413 9. Gary Sheffield, .412 10. Jeff Bagwell, 411 Jim Thome, .411 BATTING AVERAGE 1. Tony Gwynn, .347 2. Todd Helton, .337 3. Nomar Garciaparra, 323 Vladimir Guerrero, .323 5. Larry Walker, 321 6. Mike Piazza, .319 7. EDGAR MARTINEZ, .318 8. Derek Jeter, .317 Manny Ramirez, .317 10. Paul Molitor, .316 DOUBLES 1. Craig Biggio, 466 2. John Olerud, 458 3. Jeff Bagwell, 455 4. EDGAR MARTINEZ, 450 5. Luis Gonzalez, 428 Mark Grace, 428 7. Rafael Palmeiro, 425 8. Roberto Alomar, 420 9. Frank Thomas, 417 Larry Walker, 417 OPS 1. Barry Bonds, 1.116 2. Mark McGwire, 1.043 3. Todd Helton, 1.041 4. Manny Ramirez, 1.010 5. Frank Thomas, .996 6. Larry Walker, .986 7. Brian Giles, .980 8. Jim Thome, .979 9. Vladimir Guerrero, .978 10. EDGAR MARTINEZ, .967

THE MARK OF OFFENSIVE CONSISTENCY: In the 12 seasons between 1990 and 2001, EDGAR MARTINEZ was healthy enough to play 90 or more games 10 times. In those 10 seasons, Edgar hit .300 or better every yearIn total in the 12 seasons from 1990-2001, Edgar hit a combined .321 with a .429 on-base percentage and a .537 slugging percentagehis OPS was .966, with 1,043 walks compared to 983 strikeouts. Since the 1940s, Edgar is one of just six hitters who batted .320 in at least 6 consecutive seasons. The others are Stan Musial, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, Todd Helton and Albert Pujols In the 1990s, Edgar was one of just seven hitters to post an OPS above 1.000 in four or more seasons. The others were Barry Bonds (8); Mark McGwire & Frank Thomas (6); EDGAR MARTINEZ, Albert Belle, Jeff Bagwell and Ken Griffey Jr. (4).

A TRUE SEATTLE MARINER


Through 2012, EDGAR MARTINEZ ranks second on the Mariners all-time list in batting average, first in on-base%, 4th in slugging; and leads the franchise in games, runs, total bases, doubles, walks and is 2nd in home runs and hits. Edgar Martinez Drive: On March 5, 2005, the section of Atlantic Street South that runs along the south side of Safeco Field was designated as Edgar Martinez Drive South by then Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. The Double: Edgar is perhaps best remembered for his performance in the 1995 AL Division Series against the Yankees in which he hit .571 and was on base 18 times in the 5-game series. In Game 4 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. His 7 RBI in that game set a single-game postseason record. The win knotted the best-of-5 series at 2-2, forcing the decisive Game 5. Down 5-4 in the 11th inning, Martinez hit a two-run double, simply called "The Double" by Mariners fans, off Jack McDowell, scoring Joey Cora and Ken Griffey Jr. to win the game for the Mariners, 6-5. Mariners Hall of Fame: Edgar was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2, 2007, just the third player honored in team history. He joins Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson in the Mariners Hall of Fame.

WALKS, DOUBLES AND HOME RUNS


POWER AND PATIENCE: EDGAR MARTINEZ collected four 100+ walk seasons (1995-98)he had eight 90+ walk seasons (1995-2001, 2003) including the four 100 walk campaignsfor his career, walked 1,283 times in 8,672 plate appearances (14.79%)had more walks than strikeouts in 10 different seasons and finished his career with more walks than Ks (1,283 career walks, 1,202 career strikeouts)AMONG PLAYERS WITH 300 or MORE HOMERS, IS ONE OF JUST 29 PLAYERS WITH MORE WALKS THAN STRIKEOUTSof the 29 players, 23 are eligible for the Hall of Fame and 18 are members:
Player Barry Bonds Babe Ruth Ted Williams Carl Yastrzemski Mickey Mantle Mel Ott Frank Thomas Darrell Evans Stan Musial Chipper Jones Lou Gehrig Gary Sheffield Jimmie Foxx Hank Aaron Walks 2558 2062 2021 1845 1733 1708 1667 1605 1599 1512 1508 1475 1452 1402 Homers 762 714 521 452 536 511 521 414 475 468 493 509 534 755 Strikeouts 1539 1330 709 1393 1713 896 1397 1410 696 1409 790 1171 1311 1383 Player Rafael Palmeiro Todd Helton Edgar Martinez Al Kaline George Brett Rogers Hornsby Albert Pujols Ralph Kiner Rocky Colavito Johnny Mize Hank Greenberg Joe DiMaggio Yogi Berra Chuck Klein Walks 1353 1295 1283 1277 1096 1038 1027 1011 951 856 852 790 704 601 Homers 569 354 309 399 317 301 475 369 374 359 331 361 358 300 Strikeouts 1348 1088 1202 1020 908 679 780 749 880 524 844 369 414 521

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50 - 500 DOUBLES: EDGAR MARTINEZ recorded his 500th career double May 7, 2004 vs. New York, becoming just the 39th player in modern baseball history to collect 500 doubleshe finished his career with 514, 43rd-most in Major League historyMartinez collected 20 or more doubles in 11 consecutive years (1994-2004), and in 14 of his final 15 seasons (1990-92; 1994-04; limited to 7 doubles in 42 G in 1993 by injuries). Edgar is one of just four hitters with back-to-back seasons (52 each in 1995 and 1996) with more than 50 doubles in history. The others are George Burns (192627), Billy Herman (1935-36) and Joe Medwick (1936-37).

Most Career Doubles 35. Ted Williams HOF 36. Ken Griffey Jr. Derek Jeter 38. Willie Mays HOF 39. Johnny Damon Garrett Anderson 41. Scott Rolen 42. Joe Cronin HOF 43. EDGAR MARTINEZ 44. Alex Rodriguez 42. Mark Grace

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ALSO NOTEWORTHY
4-time Sporting News All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 AL Player of the Month 5 Times: July 1992, Aug. 1992, June 1995, May 2000, May 2003 AL Player of the Week 7 Times: 7/8/91; 8/17/92; 6/25/95; 6/16/96; 9/5/99; 5/22/00; 8/5/02 2-time Mariners MVP by Seattle Chapter, BBWAA: 1992, 1995 Latino Baseball Hall of Fame & Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame Set the ALDS Record for Most Hits in a 5-game series with 12 vs. New York in 1995 st Became 1 Player in ML history to collect 7 RBI in a post-season game (Game 4 of 1995 ALDS vs. New York) 9 Career Grand Slams (plus one in the post-season) 2 Career Three-Homer Games; 19 Career Two-Homer Games Boasted a career average over .300 vs. 12 of the 13 other teams in the AL (.294 vs. Boston) Was a career .625 hitter (10x16) with 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 3 walks vs. Mariano Rivera (.700 on-base percentage, 1.188 slugging percentage = 1.888 OPS)

MVP BALLOTING: Had a pair of top-6 finishes in the American League MVP balloting and was five times in the top16heres a look:
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SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS: EDGAR MARTINEZ won 5 Silver Slugger Awards (1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 & 2003) making him one of just 30 players in history with five or moreEdgar is one of just 19 non-outfielders to win five or more Silver Slugger AwardsEdgar won one when he was predominantly a third baseman (1992) and four when he was predominantly a designated hitter.
# of Silver Sluggers Player (position) 12 Barry Bonds (OF) 10 Mike Piazza (C), Alex Rodriguez (SS-7, 3B-3), 9 Barry Larkin (SS), 8 Wade Boggs (3B), Cal Ripken Jr. (SS), Manny Ramirez (OF), 7 Albert Belle (OF), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF), Vladimir Guerrero (OF), Tony Gwynn (OF), Ivan Rodriguez (C), Ryne Sandberg (2B), 6 Juan Gonzalez (OF), Lance Parrish (C), Kirby Puckett (OF), Mike Schmidt (3B), Sammy Sosa (OF), Albert Pujols (1B-4,3B-1,OF-1) 5 EDGAR MARTINEZ (3B-1, DH-4), Albert Belle (OF), Craig Biggio (C-1, 2B-4), Gary Carter (C), Julio Franco (2B-4, DH-1), Mike Hampton (P), Jorge Posada (C), Dave Winfield (OF), Derek Jeter (SS), Ryan Braun (OF), Brian McCann (C)

IN THE COMMUNITY
Following the 2004 season, Edgar received the Roberto Clemente Award, the MLB award that recognizes the player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. Martinez was the first Puerto Rican player to win the award. In 2007 Edgar was inducted to the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame along with Dikembe Mutombo (NBA) and Kyle Petty (NASCAR). This Hall of Fame, located in Boise, ID, recognizes individuals and organizations from the world of amateur and pro athletics who, through their humanitarian efforts, distinguish themselves as role models in the community. The Martinez Foundation was founded by Edgar and his wife, Holli, in 2008. The foundation has a mission is to prepare and support diverse and highly-qualified teachers who will raise expectations, accelerate learning and close the opportunity gap by granting fellowships and promoting innovative social justice curriculum. Its goal is to strengthen communities by providing underserved populations with educational opportunities.

Edgar is the best hitter in baseball in my mind. He's unconscious this [2000] season. He's taken his game to another level. ...He's set the precedent as the best DH of all time. If he puts together another two or three years like he has, he should be a Hall of Famer. ...If Edgar was in the Bigs at 20 or 21, he would have had 3,000 hits already."

Alex Rodriguez

EDGAR MARTINEZ YEAR-BY-YEAR


YEAR AVG 1987 .372 1988 .281 1989 .240 1990 .302 1991 .307 1992 *.343 1993 .237 1994 .285 1995 *.356 1996 .327 1997 .330 1998 .322 1999 .337 2000 .324 2001 .306 2002 .277 2003 .294 2004 .263 Totals .312 G 13 14 65 144 150 135 42 89 *145 139 155 154 142 153 132 97 145 141 2055 AB 43 32 171 487 544 528 135 326 511 499 542 556 502 556 470 328 497 486 7213 R 6 0 20 71 98 100 20 47 *121 121 104 86 86 100 80 42 72 45 1219 H 16 9 41 147 167 181 32 93 182 163 179 179 169 180 144 91 146 128 2247 2B 5 4 5 27 35 *46 7 23 *52 52 35 46 35 31 40 23 25 23 514 3B 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 HR 0 0 2 11 14 18 4 13 29 26 28 29 24 37 23 15 24 12 309 RBI 5 5 20 49 52 73 13 51 113 103 108 102 86 *145 116 59 98 63 1261 BB 2 4 17 74 84 54 28 53 116 123 119 106 97 96 93 67 92 58 1283 SO 5 7 26 62 72 61 19 42 87 84 86 96 99 95 90 69 95 107 1202 SB 0 0 2 1 0 14 0 6 4 3 2 1 7 3 4 1 0 1 49 CS 0 0 1 4 3 4 0 2 3 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 30 OBP SLG .413 .581 .351 .406 .314 .304 .397 .433 .405 .452 .404 .544 .366 .378 .387 .482 *.479 .628 .464 .595 .456 .554 *.429 .565 *.447 .554 .423 .579 .423 .543 .403 .485 .406 .489 .342 .385 .418 .515 OPS .994 .758 .619 .830 .857 .948 .744 .869 *1.107 1.059 1.009 .993 1.001 1.002 .966 .888 .895 .727 .933

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