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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

'My Oh My'--Edgar Martinez Is In The Hall.

by Harry Cummins

     The longest line drive in Seattle Mariners baseball history has finally stopped rolling, 2,811 miles and more than 23 years later.

     Edgar Martinez's franchise-defining 11th inning double down the left field line off Jack McDowell in the deciding Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS was the signature moment in the esteemed and accomplished 18 year career of Martinez, who today was voted into his deserving place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

     Congratulations 'Gar.  You were, and still are, the best reason to end any
 discussion of ever doing away with the Designated Hitter.


1 comment:

  1. Eureka! Long overdue and worth the celebration. Gar is an important piece of baseball history; the story in Cooperstown would be incomplete without him. Me so happy!