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Edgar Martínez has one more year of eligibility to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pledge your support for Gar below or read up on his stats and story to find out why he belongs in Cooperstown.
WAR of 4.5 or higher for 10 seasons

One of 38 players all-time to record at least 10 seasons with a WAR of 4.5 or better. Among the other 37 players, 31 are Hall of Famers.
70th-highest MLB career WAR of all time

53 of those who rank higher than Edgar are seated in the Hall of Fame.
2-time batting title winner


To date, he is the only designated hitter ever to have won a batting title.
5-time winner of the Edgar Martinez award

Designated Hitter of the Year Awards: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001. Other notable winners include David Ortiz.
1995

"Martínez is perhaps best remembered for his performance in the 1995 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees in which he hit .571 and was on base 18 times in 5 games. In game 4 of that series, he hit a three-run homer, then a grand slam home run that broke a 6-6 tie, en route to an 11-8 victory. His RBI total in that game set a single-game postseason record.

The win knotted the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forced game 5. Down 5-4 in the 11th inning of that decisive game, Martínez hit a two-run double, called 'The Double' by Mariners fans, off Jack McDowell, winning the game for the Mariners, 6-5, and series, 3-2. The win sent the Mariners to the American League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history."
Listen to Niehaus' call from Edgar's at-bat for "The Double"
Edgar was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2, 2007, at the time becoming the 4th inductee in club history. The Mariners officially retired Edgar's #11 on August 12, 2017.
Hall of Fame Stats Comparison
A brief look into Hall of Fame player details alongside Edgar's stats.
More stats and commentary can be reviewed here.
HOF Player
AVG
OBP
SLG
WAR
Johnny Mize
.312
.397
.562
71.0
Stan Musial
.331
.417
.559
128.1
Willie McCovey
.274
.374
.515
64.4
Tony Gwynn
.338
.388
.459
68.8
Mike Schmidt
.267
.380
.527
106.5
Edgar
.312
.418
.515
68.3
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Greatest DH ever and the definition of class. Great teammate and competitor. "The Double" saved baseball in Seattle

- Derek W.
One of my earliest memories is going to games with my aunt, and not knowing why the fans kept standing up and sitting down. I was too small to see his home runs around everyone!

- Shelby T.
The Outstanding Designated Hitter Award is named after him for heaven's sake. Get this done. Life is too short.

- Paul B.
Defined a position, helped define an era for Seattle, and defined what it means to be a great, humble man in the process.

- Caleb S.
Edgar Martinez's statistics are real and even more impressive given the steroid fueled era in which he played. 7 All Star Games, 2 batting titles and 4 playoff appearances. It is time for this truly great DH to be honored at Cooperstown.

- Mark E.
Living in New Jersey, and being raised by Yankee fans, seeing The Double made me a Mariners fan for life.

- Mike W.
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