Edgar to be elected into Latino Hall of Fame

Edgar Martinez hasn’t yet earned a bid to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., but the former Mariners designated hitter is being inducted into the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday in the Dominican Republic.

Martinez is part of the second class inducted into the Latino Baseball’s Hall, joined by Fernando Valenzuela, Luis Tiant, Dennis Martinez, Manny Sanguillen, Rico Carty and Andres Galarraga.

Pretty good company there, no doubt.

Alex Rodriguez is also being honored at the event as the youngest player in Major League history to hit 600 home runs. Roberto Alomar is also being recognized for hsi induction to Cooperstown, while George Steinbrenner’s family is being given the Tommy Lasorda Award.

The Latino Hall of Fame is located in Casa de Campo in La Romana.

1 Comment

Excellent news. But it raises an unrelated question for me, why the heck isn’t Harold Reynolds in the Mariners Hall of Fame!!!!? Also, congrats on the Top 10 ranking in the latest MLBlogs writers rankings. Jim Street’s blog was always toward the bottom of the pack, probably because he didn’t update it as frequently as readers would have liked. Keep up the great work.

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