Edgar Martínez Award From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Edgar Martinez Award Jump to: navigation search Edgar Martínez, for whom the award is named, at bat The Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award has been presented annually to the most outstanding designated hitter in the American League since 1973. Originally known as the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award , it was later renamed for the Seattle Mariners Edgar Martínez following his retirement in 2004. Martínez was a five-time winner of the award. In September 2004, at Safeco Field ceremonies in honor of Martínez, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the award would be renamed for the five-time ODH recipient (1995, 1997-98, 2000-01). In an 18-year career with the Seattle Mariners, primarily as a designated hitter, Martínez batted .312, with 309 career home runs and 1,261 runs batted in.
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edit Key Year The MLB season the award was given Player (x) Denotes winning player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one) Team The designated hitter's team Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Denotes player who is still active
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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was the first winner of the award David Ortiz , like Martínez, has won the award five times Year Player Team Cepeda, Orlando
- Note: The award was not given in due to the players' strike