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Postby Canacuna » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:14 pm

In case you missed the ceremony... wrote:· Bud Selig announced that the Designated Hitter of the Year award will now be known as the Edgar Martinez Award.

· Greg Nickels unveiled a street sign labeled Edgar Martinez Dr. S. The new name will be given to a stretch outside of Safeco Field where Atlantic Street is located.

· A $100,000 donation from the Mariners and Wal-Mart was made to Children's Hospital to establish the Edgar Martinez Endowment for Muscular Dystrophy Research.

· Edgar received a chair from the Kingdome and one from Safeco Field.

· Edgar was also given a "light bat" (similar to the one made in the 1996 Eagle Hardware commercial).

· Appearances were made by his family, various Mariners' wives, members of the front office, Marty Martinez, Orlando Cepeda, Dave Valle, Alvin Davis, Norm Charleton, Mike Blowers, Jay Buhner and others.
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Postby irishdude103 » Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:05 pm

i went to the game today, what a class guy- i am very happy ;-D yet sad :~( :,-( - Go GAR :-]
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Postby irishdude103 » Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:08 pm

let's just hope Cooperstown feels the same way
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