Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

Britt sought after brother stabbed in N.J.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- New Jersey police said they want to speak to Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt following the stabbing of Britt's brother at a party.
Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Outfielder Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens are among 24 first-time names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday.
Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Shortstop Barry Larkin, who played his 19-year major league career with Cincinnati, has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday.
Sierra, B. Williams on Hall of Fame ballot

Sierra, B. Williams on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Outfielders Ruben Sierra and Bernie Williams are among 13 names added to the ball sent to voters for the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday.

MLB: Seattle 5, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single Saturday, breaking a franchise hits record in Seattle's 5-2 victory over Oakland.

Woman arrested for attempted sword attack

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- New Jersey police said an incident that started with a public urination summons ended with a woman attempting to attack another woman with a samurai sword.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A two-run single by Alberto Callaspo was the big blow in a three-run sixth inning Tuesday that carried the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 win over Oakland.

Four charged with 210 deaths of rivals

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Four alleged hit men have been charged with killing 210 rivals of the Juarez drug cartel in Mexico, authorities said.

Ortiz named top designated hitter

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Boston's David Ortiz has been selected as the major leagues' outstanding designated hitter for the fourth consecutive year. Ortiz received 60 of a possible 81 first-place votes to outdistance runner-up Travis Hafner, of Cleveland and third-place finisher

Seattle's Martinez wins Clemente Award

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Seattle designated hitter Edgar Martinez on Tuesday won the Roberto Clemente Award.

Seattle's Martinez announces retirement

SEATTLE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Edgar Martinez, Major League Baseball's top all-time designated hitter, announced Monday he will retire from the Seattle Mariners at the end of the 2004 season.

MLB:Seattle 6, New York 2

SEATTLE, May 8 (UPI) -- Edgar Martinez drove in two runs Friday night in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third to lead Seattle to a 6-2 win over New York.

'Ancient Mariner' re-signs with Seattle

SEATTLE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with Edgar Martinez, the franchise's all-time leader in several categories, on a one-year contract.

Seattle 9, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Edgar Martinez tied a season high with four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs Tuesday as Seattle rolled to a 9-1 rout of Toronto.
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Edgar Martinez
Sea against the ttle Mariners' DH Edgar Martinez watch his foul ball against the Montreal Expos' in the first inning at Safeco Field in Seattle on June 13, 2004. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)..

Edgar Martínez (born January 2, 1963 in New York City, but raised in the Maguayo neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico), nicknamed "Gar" and "Papi", is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and designated hitter. He spent his entire 18-year Major League career with the Seattle Mariners.

Martínez, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Manny Ramirez, and Todd Helton are the only players in history with 300 home runs, 500 doubles, a career batting average higher than .300, a career on-base percentage higher than .400 and a career slugging percentage higher than .500.

In December 19, 1982, the Seattle Mariners signed Martínez to a minor league contract. Martínez worked his way through the Mariners minor league system, making stops with the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Calgary Cannons. Martínez made his major league debut in September 12, 1987, and became a fixture in the Mariners' lineup in 1990, replacing Jim Presley at third base. He began his career as a third baseman and won an American League batting title in 1992, but then he tore his hamstring during an exhibition game at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. on an unzipped seam in the turf between first and second, just before the 1993 season, and never fully recovered.

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