June 28, 2002 |
Edgar Martinez, back in Seattle's starting lineup for the first time since April 11, homered and drove in three runs to lead the Mariners over the Oakland Athletics, 7-4, Thursday night at Seattle. The popular designated hitter got a standing ovation from the crowd of 42,159 in the first inning and hit his first home run of the season against Barry Zito in the third.
October 7, 2001 |
At the Family Assistance Center housed in Pier 94 along the Hudson River, Edgar Martinez, a 30-year-old native of the Mexican state of Puebla, listens to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official call out the numbers 847, 848 and 849. Martinez glances at the slip of paper in his hand: 1131. "I've been here five hours already," says Martinez, his babyish, deep-brown face under a cap advertising MetLife insurance.
July 2, 2001 |
Gone, gone and gone. Franchise player Randy Johnson. Franchise player Ken Griffey. Franchise player Alex Rodriguez. Gone to Arizona, Cincinnati and Texas. Gone for millions and millions of dollars. Gone and forgotten. Funny how things work out. Edgar Martinez, the 38-year-old designated hitter, the player who can't throw or field or run, he's the one Seattle needed to keep.
May 2, 2001 |
Pedro Martinez gave up three hits in eight innings and struck out 12 Tuesday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Seattle. Martinez (3-0) walked four, improving to 8-0 with a 0.89 earned-run average in eight appearances against Seattle. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time this season and the 73rd time in his career. Rolando Arrojo pitched a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save in four chances.
May 23, 1999
Seattle's Edgar Martinez is moving up the list of career hits and home runs for players who did not play their first full season until after age 26 (no 100-game seasons until age 27): *--* Batter 1st year (Age) Hits Maury Wills 1960 (27) 2,134 Hal McRae 1973 (27) 2,091 Minnie Minoso 1951 (28) 1,963 Jim Gantner 1980 (27) 1,696 Davey Lopes 1973 (28) 1,671 Bill Bruton 1953 (27) 1,651 Frank Malzone 1957 (27) 1,486 Elston Howard 1957 (28) 1,471 Edgar Martinez 1990 (27) 1,430 Brady Anderson
October 8, 1995 |
A Kingdome crowd of 57,180 witnessed the coronation of Seattle Mariner designated hitter Edgar Martinez, who may have gone from baseball's best-kept secret to its best all-around hitter with two sultan-like swings of the bat Saturday.