Edgar Martinez Stats

Edgar Martinez was born on Wednesday, January 2, 1963, in New York, New York. Martinez was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1987, with the Seattle Mariners. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Edgar Martinez baseball stats page.

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"Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez remains baseball's most anonymous star and dares not leave home without his credit card. He is the Billy Williams of his day, a little recognized performer, lost on a team that hasn't had a lot of success, toiling in relative obscurity, putting up big numbers nonetheless." - By Jim Bianchine in Baseball Digest (December 1995, 'Mariners' Edgar Martinez: An Unsung Batting Champion', Page 38)

Edgar Martinez

Edgar Martinez Autograph on a 1989 Fleer (#552)

Edgar Martinez Autograph on a 1989 Fleer (#552)

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Birth Name:
Édgar Martínez
Nickname:
Gar or El Papa or Papi
Born On:
01-02-1963  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Dorado High School (Dorado, PR)
College:
American College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-12-1987 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-03-2004
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Edgar Martinez Pitching Stats

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Edgar Martinez Hitting Stats

1987 24 Mariners 13 43 6 16 5 2 0 0 5 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 .372 .413 .581
1988 25 Mariners 14 32 0 9 4 0 0 0 5 4 0 7 1 1 0 0 .281 .351 .406
1989 26 Mariners 65 171 20 41 5 0 2 0 20 17 1 26 2 3 3 3 .240 .314 .304
1990 27 Mariners 144 487 71 147 27 2 11 0 49 74 3 62 1 3 5 13 .302 .397 .433
1991 28 Mariners 150 544 98 167 35 1 14 0 52 84 9 72 2 4 8 19 .307 .405 .452
1992 29 Mariners 135 528 100 181 46 3 18 1 73 54 2 61 1 5 4 15 .343 .404 .544
1993 30 Mariners 42 135 20 32 7 0 4 0 13 28 1 19 1 1 0 4 .237 .366 .378
1994 31 Mariners 89 326 47 93 23 1 13 0 51 53 3 42 2 3 3 2 .285 .387 .482
1995 32 Mariners 145 511 121 182 52 0 29 1 113 116 19 87 0 4 8 11 .356 .479 .628
1996 33 Mariners 139 499 121 163 52 2 26 0 103 123 12 84 0 4 8 15 .327 .464 .595
1997 34 Mariners 155 542 104 179 35 1 28 0 108 119 11 86 0 6 11 21 .330 .456 .554
1998 35 Mariners 154 556 86 179 46 1 29 0 102 106 4 96 0 7 3 13 .322 .429 .565
1999 36 Mariners 142 502 86 169 35 1 24 2 86 97 6 99 0 3 6 12 .337 .447 .554
2000 37 Mariners 153 556 100 180 31 0 37 4 145 96 8 95 0 8 5 13 .324 .423 .579
2001 38 Mariners 132 470 80 144 40 1 23 1 116 93 9 90 0 9 9 11 .306 .423 .543
2002 39 Mariners 97 328 42 91 23 0 15 0 59 67 8 69 0 6 6 6 .277 .403 .485
2003 40 Mariners 145 497 72 146 25 0 24 0 98 92 7 95 0 7 7 17 .294 .406 .489
2004 41 Mariners 141 486 45 128 23 0 12 0 63 58 10 107 0 3 2 15 .263 .342 .385
18 Years 2,055 7,213 1,219 2,247 514 15 309 9 1,261 1,283 113 1,202 10 77 89 190 .312 .418 .515

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Edgar Martinez Fielding Stats

1987 Mariners 3B 12 10 279 32 2.7 32 13 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.10
1988 Mariners 3B 13 8 234 14 1.1 13 5 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.50
1989 Mariners 3B 60 45 1,281 118 2.0 112 40 72 6 9 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.36
1990 Mariners 3B 143 139 3,588 375 2.6 348 89 259 27 16 n/a n/a n/a .928 2.62
1991 Mariners 3B 144 143 3,717 398 2.8 383 84 299 15 25 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.78
1992 Mariners 1B 2 2 54 18 9.0 18 16 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1992 Mariners 3B 103 102 2,607 298 2.9 281 72 209 17 24 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.91
1993 Mariners 3B 16 16 357 18 1.1 16 5 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.21
1994 Mariners 3B 64 64 1,647 181 2.8 172 44 128 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.82
1995 Mariners 1B 3 3 78 31 10.3 30 29 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 10.38
1995 Mariners 3B 4 4 90 5 1.3 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.20
1996 Mariners 1B 4 4 99 30 7.5 29 28 1 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .967 7.91
1996 Mariners 3B 2 1 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1997 Mariners 1B 7 7 177 73 10.4 72 68 4 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.98
1997 Mariners 3B 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1998 Mariners 1B 4 4 93 28 7.0 28 22 6 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.13
1999 Mariners 1B 5 5 114 31 6.2 31 29 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.34
2000 Mariners 1B 2 2 42 13 6.5 13 12 1 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.36
2001 Mariners 1B 1 1 15 8 8.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 14.40
2004 Mariners 3B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
3B Totals 563 532 13,811 1,440 2.6 1,362 354 1,008 78 90 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.66
1B Totals 28 28 672 232 8.3 229 212 17 3 17 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.20
16 Years 591 560 14,483 1,672 2.8 1,591 566 1,025 81 107 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.97

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Edgar Martinez Miscellaneous Stats

1987 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 1 1 0.0 8.6 8.6 - - -
1988 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 4.6 6.4 - - -
1989 Mariners 2 1 .667 9 0 0 85.5 6.6 8.6 - - -
1990 Mariners 1 4 .200 1 1 2 44.3 7.9 9.9 - - -
1991 Mariners 0 3 .000 4 0 2 38.9 7.6 10.5 - - -
1992 Mariners 14 4 .778 3 0 28 29.3 8.7 7.2 - - -
1993 Mariners 0 0 .000 2 0 24 33.8 7.1 10.4 - - -
1994 Mariners 6 2 .750 0 1 23 25.1 7.8 6.4 - - -
1995 Mariners 4 3 .571 0 0 138 17.6 5.9 4.5 - - -
1996 Mariners 3 3 .500 0 0 134 19.2 5.9 4.8 - - -
1997 Mariners 2 4 .333 3 0 144 19.4 6.3 5.0 - - -
1998 Mariners 1 1 .500 4 0 147 19.2 5.8 5.5 - - -
1999 Mariners 7 2 .778 2 0 143 20.9 5.1 5.8 - - -
2000 Mariners 3 0 1.000 5 0 146 15.0 5.9 3.8 - - -
2001 Mariners 4 1 .800 4 0 127 20.4 5.2 4.1 - - -
2002 Mariners 1 1 .500 6 0 91 21.9 4.8 5.6 - - -
2003 Mariners 0 1 .000 14 0 140 20.7 5.2 5.1 - - -
2004 Mariners 1 0 1.000 42 0 122 40.5 4.5 7.7 - - -
18 Years 49 30 .620 101 3 1,412 23.3 6.0 5.7 - - -

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Edgar Martinez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1987 Seattle Mariners 11 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Seattle Mariners 11 $62,500.00 - -
1989 Seattle Mariners 11 $68,000.00 - -
1990 Seattle Mariners 11 $108,000.00 - -
1991 Seattle Mariners 11 $350,000.00 - -
1992 Seattle Mariners 11 $560,000.00 Stats -
1993 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,016,666.00 - -
1994 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,316,667.00 - n/a
1995 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,591,367.00 Stats -
1996 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,500,000.00 Stats -
1997 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,050,000.00 Stats -
1998 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,500,000.00 - -
1999 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,500,000.00 - -
2000 Seattle Mariners 11 $5,400,000.00 Stats -
2001 Seattle Mariners 11 $5,500,000.00 Stats -
2002 Seattle Mariners 11 $7,086,668.00 - -
2003 Seattle Mariners 11 $4,000,000.00 Stats -
2004 Seattle Mariners 11 $3,000,000.00 - -
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Edgar Martinez has languished on the Hall of Fame ballot, far from the 75% threshold needed for induction - 2010 (36.2%), 2011 (32.9%), 2012 (36.5%), 2013 (35.9%), 2014 (25.2%), 2015 (27.0%) - but teammate, and 2015 Hall of Famer Randy Johnson , had the following to say about El Papa:

Randy Johnson: Vote Edgar Martinez

"I've faced a lot of Hall of Fame hitters, and my gosh, Edgar is the best hitter that I ever saw. I support him because he was my teammate, and I loved him, and he did so much for Seattle and made me look good during my career there. The first person on my ballot who would get my vote is Edgar. Yes, I'm campaigning for him. But isn't that always going to happen with these kinds of things? He was just a great hitter. You know how you love something and you carry it around with you? When I got to Seattle, Edgar was walking around with a bat all the time. The guy's locker was right across the carpet from mine, and I'd look at the top of his locker and he would have his bats lined up and his own scale to weigh the bats. Who does that? I learned all kinds of little tidbits and secrets from him. I know you don't get into the Hall of Fame by being a nice guy. You get in for merit -- and Edgar's merit stands by itself with all he's done. But he's also one of the nicest and most humble guys I've ever met."

Source: ESPN. Jerry Crasnick. January 7, 2015. Link .

When Edgar Martinez hung up his playing cleats in 2004, he had accumulated five Silver Slugger Awards , one at third base (1992) and four as a DH (1995, 1997, 2001, 2003), leaving Gar tied with Hall of Famer Paul Molitor (1987, 1988, 1993, 1996) for most in history by a designated hitter, since passed by David Ortiz (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013).

Edgar Martinez Photo by Rich Frishman
Edgar Martinez | Photograph by © Rich Frishman | Photo Page / Photographer Gallery
Did you know that Edgar Martinez, who began his career as a third baseman, won an American League batting title in 1992 , hitting an American League leading .343, and became the first Seattle Mariners ' batting champion ? Did you know that when Papi won his second batting title in 1995 , leading the league with a .356 batting average, he was a designated hitter, the first DH in baseball history to ever win a batting title ?

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