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Why Edgar belongs in Cooperstown

Longtime DH has the numbers to warrant election, but will he get the necessary votes?

Originally Published: December 28, 2009
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com

Edgar Martinez never appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He never played in a World Series. He was never the subject of an ESPN "Sunday Night Conversation" and certainly never made the headlines of TMZ, Us Weekly or the National Enquirer.

All Edgar did was hit.

His approach to his craft was legendary: the daily eye exercises with flash cards; practicing hitting against tennis balls screaming at him at 150 mph; not watching TV during the season; weighing his bats to the quarter-ounce ...

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