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Hopefully Edgar isn't too specialized for the 'Hall'

Crunch Time


February 1, 2018

At least he’s closer.

The “he” I’m referring to is Edgar Martinez, former Seattle Mariners famed designated hitter extraordinaire. The close is Edgar’s drive to selection to Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2018 on Jan. 24 and alas, once again Martinez’s name was left off. The two-time American League battling champion received 70.4 percent of the writers’ votes, but needed 75 percent to qualify for the Hall.

That’s better than 2014’s 25.2 percent of ballots, the lowest...

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