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JAWS and the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot: Edgar Martinez
The best designated hitter in baseball history, some may hold Edgar Martinez's position against him. But the longtime Mariners star was such a transcendent hitter that he should be a Hall of Famer regardless of where he played.
Measuring Greatness
A feature by the Seattle Times covering Edgar's stats and career.
The Mariners great arguably has a more deserving case for Cooperstown than Ortiz, though he's been something of a forgotten man on the writers' ballot the past couple years.
An article that lays it all out, full of stats.
Edgar was elite hitter, worthy of HOF induction
Mariano Rivera could not get him out.
I don't think an amazing career like Edgar Martinez's could be summed up by just seven words, but those seven words tell a pretty good story.
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No, being a DH shouldn't eliminate Edgar Martinez from Hall of Fame consideration
The bottom line here is that we're talking about one of the best hitters in baseball history. The best way to judge a complete hitter is the triple slash line and Martinez has arguably a top-15 slash in history.
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Larry Stone: It's time to put Edgar Martinez in the Hall of Fame — and these stats prove it
Local Seattle startup uZoom conducted a soft-launch of their mobile live-streaming app during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. This campaign yielded unique footage that we were able to leverage for media coverage.
Career Statistics
A detailed look at Edgar's career statistics and awards.
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Voices of Reason
TJ Cotterill
Columnist, The News Tribune, The Seattle Times
"The last player with at least 7,000 plate appearances to equal Martinez's career slash line (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) of .312/.418/.515 was Ted Williams. And there are only five other players to have accomplished that, and all are in the Hall of Fame: Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Dan Brouthers."
Larry Stone
Columnist, The Seattle Times
"He has virtually the same career WAR (68.3) as Tony Gwynn, who no one would ever argue is not a Hall of Famer."
Ryan Spaeder
Contributing Writer
"Ortiz would have to opt out of retirement, return to baseball … and reach base safely in 664 of 664 plate appearances to pass Edgar in career on-base percentage."
Jay Jaffe
Sports Illustrated, Author, The Cooperstown Casebook
"Martinez measures up as valuable enough to merit a bronze plaque. A two-time batting champion and a seven-time All-Star, he posted eye-opening numbers even in an era full of them and created enough value even while riding the pine between trips to the plate to score better than many of the current ballot's more celebrated position players."