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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Mariners lose 1-0 to Rays; Felix Hernandez and Edgar Martinez share better news

Ryan Yarbrough came within an out of his first career shutout, Eric Sogard hit a solo homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Sunday.


Larry Stone: Edgar came through in the clutch one last time

Edgar Martinez batted cleanup one last time on Sunday, and delivered another in a long line of clutch performances.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Like always Hall-of-Famer Edgar Martinez came prepared

He’d read and practiced the speech an estimated 50 times coming into Sunday, with an admitted 12 more times that morning, to the point where it was almost memorized. That …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Edgar Martinez joins Hall of Fame in class headlined by Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were feted on a sun-splashed day at …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Larry Stone: An admiration of the magic of Cooperstown ahead of Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction

Even in the dead of winter, Cooperstown is baseball heaven, its mecca – the “soul of baseball,” as Jeff Idelson, the outgoing president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

A look at players to be inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Roy Halladay, Harold Baines and Lee Smith will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

Enter Rivera: Yankee closer Mariano Rivera awaits his place in Hall of Fame

Former New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is awaiting his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera set a record with 652 saves. He says he always wanted to …


Edgar Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment just like career

Edgar Martinez will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday as the first player to spend his entire career with the Seattle Mariners and make his way to …


Edgar Martinez tours Hall of Fame, thanks fans again

It took Edgar Martinez a decade on the ballot to reach the pinnacle of baseball. A visit to the Hall of Fame on Monday reaffirmed his appreciation of being selected …


Mariners finally get chance to honor Edgar Martinez’ election

Edgar Martinez finally got to celebrate his Hall of Fame election in the place he called home for his entire career. Martinez spent last week being honored on the East …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez brings his trademark cool to Hall of Fame moment

Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

John Blanchette: Overlooked no more – Edgar Martinez gets the national recognition he deserves with Hall of Fame induction

Once the Seattle Mariners’ Hall of Fame designated hitter puts that decisive swing on Jack McDowell’s split-fingered fastball and the camera tracks the ball into left field, you never see …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 10 p.m.

‘Too valuable not to be on the field’: George Brett reacts to Edgar Martinez’s induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Martinez spent his entire 18 seasons with the M’s, a rarity in the free-agent era of the game. He shares that distinction with another Hall of Famer with area ties …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

Mariano Rivera 1st unanimous Hall of Fame pick; Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez receives the call to the Hall

After nine years appearing on the ballot, and falling just 20 votes short last year, Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez became the first player who played the majority of his …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay seem set for Hall election

Mariano Rivera was picked by all 228 voters totaled through midafternoon Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. Roy Halladay also appeared …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Edgar Martinez appears ready to get the call from the Hall

The battle between teeth-gnashing anxiety and dreamy hope inside the minds of Mariners’ fans will either explode into more bitter disappointment … or into long-awaited joy for Edgar Martinez in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners

Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced …


John Blanchette: Disappointed Mariners fans must designate 2019 as Edgar Martinez’s year

Remember the wry commercial that used to run during Seattle Mariners telecasts – and lives forever on YouTube – about all the things Edgar Martinez did between his at-bats as …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Mariners’ Edgar Martinez falls short of election to National Baseball Hall of Fame

The Seattle Mariners designated hitter fell short of the 75 percent threshold needed for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Martinez was named on 70.4 percent …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.


Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame chances too close to call at 11th hour

The Martinezes plan to spend Wednesday just like any other day.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and who else should make up Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018?

In the past 12 months, Vladimir Guerrero didn’t hit any more home runs, Trevor Hoffman didn’t earn any more saves and Edgar Martinez didn’t win any more batting titles. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Ryan Divish: Edgar Martinez was the first name I checked on my first Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

When you spend the better part of eight years closely monitoring, analyzing and summarizing a process, it becomes a little surreal when you are finally inserted into it, no matter …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Edgar Martinez’s jersey retirement renews call for Hall

Edgar Martinez’s No. 11 is officially immortalized – unveiled Saturday past left-center field by his children, Alex, Jacqueline and Tessa – on the same day fellow Puerto Rican Ivan “Pudge” …


Edgar Martinez makes jump, still short in Hall of Fame vote

Edgar Martinez continued his steady climb toward becoming the first player who was primarily a designated hitter to be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Now, is there enough …


Edgar Martinez is one of 34 players on 2017 Hall of Fame ballot

Can the Mariners make it three straight years with a franchise icon entering the Hall of Fame?


Ex-Mariners star Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to join baseball’s greats in Cooperstown

Ken Griffey Jr. had a private tour of the room that will immortalize his baseball legacy.


Mariners notebook: Martin to disabled list; Romero recalled from Tacoma

Center fielder Leonys Martin was placed on the 15-day disabled list roughly two hours prior to Friday’s series opener against Minnesota when an examination revealed a strained left hamstring.