#EdgarHOF

–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 baseball’s best hitters, Edgar is on the 2013-2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ballot for the fifth time. Martinez has earned 36.2 percent of the vote in 2010, 32.9 in 2011, 36.5 in 2012 and 35.9 last year. 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. Edgar’s 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 Edgar’s outstanding career accomplishments and put them into historical perspective.
[Edgar’s career Major League statistics are listed at the end of this document. All statistics and notes are from baseball’s 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 Titles…Edgar 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 1939…his ’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).

“If you acknowledge that the DH is a position then they should be considered for the Hall of Fame. You shouldn’t take away judgment on him because he hasn’t played in the field.”

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Cal Ripken Jr.

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 .290 HIGHEST OBP as DH EDGAR MARTINEZ .428 Frank Thomas .394 David Ortiz .385 Chili Davis .381 Travis Hafner .378 MOST HR as DH David Ortiz Frank Thomas EDGAR MARTINEZ Harold Baines Don Baylor HIGHEST OPS as DH EDGAR MARTINEZ David Ortiz Frank Thomas Travis Hafner Chili Davis 381 269 243 235 219 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 1245 1033 978 881 808

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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 Albert Pujols EDGAR MARTINEZ HOF HOF HOF HOF HOF H 3630 2930 2873 2726 2721 2654 2574 2519 2347 2247 2B 725 541 506 549 535 525 547 592 524 514 BB 1599 1038 2062 1512 1508 2021 1329 1335 1067 1283 HR 475 301 714 468 493 521 555 369 492 309 AVG .331 .358 .342 .303 .340 .344 .312 .316 .321 .312 OBP .417 .434 .474 .401 .447 .482 .411 .414 .410 .418

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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 O’Doul 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 (13) 1997-2013 (17) 2007-current (7) 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 .321 .316 .314 .313 .313 .312 .312 .304 .303 .301 OBP .433 .434 .423 .413 .428 .482 .474 .410 .447 .417 .428 .410 .414 .419 .412 .400 .418 .411 .414 .401 .419 SLG .513 .577 .517 .532 .501 .634 .690 .520 .632 .559 .609 .599 .539 .541 .605 .565 .515 .585 .533 .529 .555 G 3033 2259 1330 970 2789 2292 2503 2146 2164 3026 2317 1958 2247 890 1394 1988 2055 2302 2730 2499 2322 R 2245 1579 873 624 1881 1798 2174 1291 1888 1949 1751 1425 1401 529 1051 1355 1219 1544 1859 1619 1494 H 4191 2930 1772 1140 3515 2654 2873 2660 2721 3630 2646 2347 2519 999 1628 2160 2247 2574 2876 2726 2468 2B 724 541 307 175 793 525 506 542 534 725 458 524 592 227 379 471 514 547 488 549 495 3B 297 169 168 41 222 71 136 151 163 177 125 15 37 12 71 62 15 20 72 38 12 HR 117 301 54 113 117 521 714 183 493 475 534 492 369 157 331 383 309 555 511 468 521 RBI 1961 1584 785 542 1529 1839 2213 1539 1995 1951 1922 1495 1406 530 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. 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. Joey Votto 15. Frank Thomas 17. EDGAR MARTINEZ 18. Stan Musial HOF 19. Wade Boggs HOF 20. Todd Helton 21. Mel Ott HOF .415 .419 .418 .417 .415 .414 .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 14 players with a career batting average of at least .312.

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 are eligible for the Hall of Fame, but not inducted, are Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Larry Walker, Jeff Bagwell, Lefty O’Doul and Frank Thomas. 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 1.164 1.116 1.080 1.051 1.038 1.017 1.010 1.088 .996 .982 .977 .977 .975 .974 .967 .965 .959 (14) (18) (13) (15) (10) (7) (9) (8) (8) (7) (8) (5) (9) (7) (3) (6) (2) 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. Johnny Mize HOF Jim Thome Todd Helton Jeff Bagwell Mel Ott HOF Ty Cobb HOF Ralph Kiner HOF Lefty O'Doul Lance Berkman Alex Rodriguez Willie Mays HOF Joe Jackson Hack Wilson HOF Ryan Braun EDGAR MARTINEZ Albert Belle .959 .956 .953 .948 .947 .946 .946 .945 .943 .942 .941 .940 .939 .938 .933 .933 (5) (5) (5) (5) (7) (8) (3) (2) (3) (6) (5) (5) (2) (1) (5) (4)

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

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AMONG THE BEST IN OPS+
Edgar recorded a career OPS+ of 147. 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 player’s 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

AMONG THE BEST HITTERS TO PLAY THE GAME
Edgar’s career batting average: Edgar’s career on-base percentage: Edgar’s career slugging percentage: Edgar’s career OPS: .312 .418 .515 .933

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 games…his average th th nd ranked 5 in the Majors, his slugging was 14 , on-base was 2 and he led the Majors in doubles…Martinez 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
EDGAR’S 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) ...here’s 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 year…In total in the 12 seasons from 1990-2001, Edgar hit a combined .321 with a .429 on-base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage…his OPS was .966, with 1,043 walks compared to 983 strikeouts. Since the 1940’s, 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 1990’s, 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).

"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."

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Randy Johnson

A TRUE SEATTLE MARINER
Through 2013, 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 bestof-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, Dan Wilson and Ken Griffey Jr. 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 campaigns…for 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 K’s (1,283 career walks, 1,202 career strikeouts)… AMONG PLAYERS WITH 300 or MORE HOMERS, IS ONE OF JUST 28 PLAYERS WITH MORE WALKS THAN STRIKEOUTS…of the 28 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 Albert Pujols Rogers Hornsby Ralph Kiner Rocky Colavito Johnny Mize Hank Greenberg Joe DiMaggio Yogi Berra Chuck Klein Walks 1353 1335 1283 1277 1096 1067 1038 1011 951 856 852 790 704 601 Homers 569 369 309 399 317 492 301 369 374 359 331 361 358 300 Strikeouts 1348 1175 1202 1020 908 835 679 749 880 524 844 369 414 521

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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 doubles…he finished his career with 514, which currently ranks 46thmost in Major League history…Martinez 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).

“I remember when I was coming up, I used to watch a guy like Edgar hit and I was like, “This is ridiculous.” I don’t think anybody could get to that level as a hitter. He was, I would say “perfect.” He’s a .312 career hitter. When you’re a .312 career hitter at this level, that means you pretty much got everything done.”

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David Ortiz

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 top16…here’s a look:
• • • • • Finished 12 in 1992, despite playing on a last place team, and missing final 3 weeks after having surgery on shoulder. rd th th Finished 3 in 1995, despite splitting votes with teammates Jay Buhner (5 ) and Randy Johnson (6 ). th st th Finished 14 in 1997, despite splitting votes with teammates Ken Griffey Jr. (1 ) and Randy Johnson (11 ). th rd Finished 6 in 2000, despite splitting votes with teammate Alex Rodriguez (3 ). th st rd Finished 16 in 2001, despite splitting votes with teammates Ichiro Suzuki (1 ), Bret Boone (3 ) and Mike Cameron (T16th).
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SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS: EDGAR MARTINEZ won 5 Silver Slugger Awards (1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 & 2003) making him one of just 33 players in history with five or more…Edgar is one of just 21 non-outfielders to win five or more Silver Slugger Awards…Edgar won one when he was predominantly a third baseman (1992) and four when he was predominantly a designated hitter. His 4 Sliver Sluggers as a DH are tied for 2nd-most behind David Ortiz (6).
# 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 – David Ortiz (DH), 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), Joe Mauer (C), Miguel Cabrera (OF-1, 3B-3, 1B-1), Robinson Cano (2B)

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. The foundation’s goal is to strengthen communities by providing underserved populations with educational opportunities.

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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