11 Days – Edgar Martinez

edgarEdgar Martinez may not be getting the Hall of Fame ballot love so far, but he is getting the Opening Day Countdown love.

We are 11 days away from the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season in Sydney, Australia, and on this day we honor the player who wore that jersey number for his entire career with the Seattle Mariners.

Flash back to April 2, 2001. Playing at home against Oakland, Martinez reached base in all five plate appearances. He was 3-for-3 with two intentional walks, batting in the 3 hole. His RBI single in the seventh scored Ichiro Suzuki to cut the A’s lead to 4-3, the big hit in the game, and Jon Olerud would follow with the game-tying hit. Seattle would win, 5-4.

That was the first of 116 wins that season for the Mariners. No MLB team ever won more.

Who should be No. 10?

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Lefty Grove, Johnny Mize (The Big Cat), Andre Dawson (The Hawk), Pat Borders, Ron Santo or Chipper Jones. Doesn’t matter to me (but I think you’ll pick Chipper)

Grove or Mize

Thanks, Jim! You never know…

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There are lots of greats that wore number 10, Chipper included, But I would love to see a shout out to “Le Grande Orange” Rusty Staub or Darren “Dutch” Daulton and the ’93 Phillies.

What about George Bell’s Three homeruns in oppening day 1988? He used to be Toronto Blue Jays Number 11

He was the first player to ever do so. He deserves to be on the 11th day.

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