Found January 09, 2012 on
Edgar Martinez failed to reach the 75% vote margin in order to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame coming in at 36.5% this year. Even though this was only Edgar’s third year of eligibility, he is headed in the right direction by adding on votes from last year’s 32.9%. With the upcoming years of Hall of Fame voting it will only get harder for Martinez as the players from the Long Ball Era will make their way onto the ballot including Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling and the list goes on.
Current projections are placing Martinez on the ballot for another 10+ years before being inducted. How is this so? Comparable nominees such as Bert Blyleven and Jim Rice had similar routes to the Hall of Fame by slowly increasing their vote each year. Blyleven in his third year received 17.4% of the vote and Rice received 35.3%.READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!
For me being such an optimistic Mariners Fan (I don’t know any other kind) I place Edgar Martinez to ...
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Congrats to Larkin for getting into the HOF. Too bad it came at the expense of Edgar.
Former Mariners DH Edgar Martinez received 36.5 percent of the vote in Monday’s National Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, a step forward from 2011 voting but still shy of the 75 percent needed for election.
A candidate must receive votes from three-quarters of the Baseball...
Edgar Martinez missed out on a National Baseball Hall of Fame nod Monday. Though the former Mariners designated hitter will have to wait another year for a chance to be inducted into Cooperstown, his support among voters increased from 32.9 percent last year to 36.5 percent this time around. “I know this is going to [...]
Former Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez received 36.5 percent of the vote in Monday's National Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, a step forward from last year but still well shy of the needed 75 percent for election.
Former Mariners star Edgar Martinez falls short, getting 36.5 percent of vote.
Former Mariners star Edgar Martinez received 36.5 percent of the votes cast for the Hall of Fame, well short of the 75 percent needed. He realizes it will be a long, slow, climb if he makes it to the hall.