Los Angeles Angels vs Seattle Mariners
SEATTLE -- While the Baseball Writers Association of America is still debating the merits of putting a player who was primarily a designated hitter into the Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia casts no doubt where he stands on the matter of Edgar Martinez's candidacy.
"(The Seattle Mariners) had such incredible teams (in the mid-1990s through the early 2000s), but the one guy you didn't want to see come up to the plate with the game on the line was Edgar Martinez," Scioscia said. "He's been compared to the Tony Perez of his generation. What a clutch hitter. No doubt in my mind he's a Hall of Famer."
Scioscia and his Angels will be present Saturday night when the Mariners retire Martinez's No. 11 in a pregame ceremony before the teams continue their battle for an American League wild-card berth.Read More...