Watch highlights from Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction

Jul 21, 2019, 12:47 PM | Updated: 3:42 pm
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Mariners legend Edgar Martinez joined the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (Getty)

A moment 15 years in the making – Edgar Martinez’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. – finally happened Sunday afternoon.

Photo gallery: Edgar Martinez inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Martinez, one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all-time, the man whose name is on the award given to the best designated hitter every season and a Mariners legend who spent his entire major league career in Seattle, was one of six players honored as inductees in the 2019 Hall of Fame class. He made the cut in January in what was his last year of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot.

Multiple times throughout the day, fans in attendance in Cooperstown broke into chants of “Ed-GAR” just like they used to at the Kingdome and Safeco Field during Martinez’s playing career.

Martinez is the second player to go into the Baseball Hall of Fame to feature a Mariners cap on his plaque, joining his former teammate Ken Griffey Jr., who went into Cooperstown three years prior. He also joins Randy Johnson, another teammate from those mid-90s Mariners teams, who went into the Hall with an Arizona cap in 2015.

But enough exposition. Let’s get to video from Edgar’s big day.

More from Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame week

• HOFer Edgar Martinez grew into a hero for Seattle and Puerto Rico
• Edgar Martinez is a Hall of Famer because he was ahead of curve
• Drayer: 3 memorable stories from covering Edgar Martinez as a reporter
• Life as Edgar Martinez’s teammate: A conversation with Mike Blowers

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Watch highlights from Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction