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Eddd-gaaar: Next stop, Cooperstown | Taking Stock

 

August 16, 2017



The Seattle Mariners have finally decided to retire Edgar Martinez’s No. 11 jersey. Way past time. I have supported Edgar's candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame for 18 years, and have had a web page for 16 years.

Baseball fans in Seattle had the opportunity to watch one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, and may not have appreciated just how good Edgar was. Baseball-reference.com says that 19,100 people have played in the major leagues. Of those, only 178 have a career batting average over .300. Edgar is No. 79 on that list with .312, according to Baseball-almanac.com....



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