Edgar finally a hit with Hall of Fame voters…
“Edgar Martinez with a double, ripped down the leftfield line…” was the call made by Seattle Mariner legendary broadcaster Dave Niehaus after perhaps the biggest, and most famous hit in Mariner lore by the one and only Edgar Martinez.
The hit, known to some as the double, capped off an absolutely stunning fifth game comeback in the bottom of the 11th inning for the Mariners to send them to meet the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 American League Championship Series.
Martinez took an 0-1 pitch off of New York Yankees starting pitcher Jack McDowell, who was in as a reliever for the game, and turned it down the leftfield line, just inside third base, scoring Joey Cora and Ken Griffey, Jr. all the way from first. More