The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday unveiled a statue of retired Puerto Rican baseball player and Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez on the grounds of the organization’s T-Mobile Park.
His former teammates, Dan Wilson and Ken Griffey Jr, who also have statues in that place, accompanied the Puerto Rican, considered one of the best – if not the best – designated hitter of all time.
Martinez, a seven-time All-Star, had .312 batting percentages and .418 OBP with 309 home runs, 514 doubles and 1,261 RBIs in 18 seasons with the Mariners.
On five occasions he won the Silver Bat and twice was the leader of the American League batters.
He retired in 2004 and was elected to Cooperstown in 2019, his last chance.
The sculpture was unveiled on August 11, the number of the bib that Martínez used. The Puerto Rican, who was also part of the legendary San Juan Senators Dream Team, which won the Caribbean Series undefeated in 1995, was scheduled to make the first ceremonial pitch in the Mariners vs. Rangers. (ESPNDEPORTES)
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– Seattle Mariners (@LosMarineros) August 11, 2021