Edgar Martinez HOF plaque coming to T-Mobile Park this week

Edgar Martinez HOF plaque coming to T-Mobile Park this week

 Edgar Martinez gives his speech during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on July 21, 2019 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — The plaque for new Baseball Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez will be on display at T-Mobile Park on Friday and Saturday.

Fans with tickets to the games against the Tampa Bay Rays will be able to see the plaque during the games, but there is also a free public photo opportunity available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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According to the team, fans must still register online for the free photo opportunity.

Martinez was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 21.

Fans, I am so fortunate," Martinez said. "Thank you for always being there for me. The support you gave me really helped me get here today. I am so glad I stayed with you until the end of my career.

Martinez was a seven-time All Star and a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner for the mariners, where he spent his entire 18-year career.

"This is a day I could never imagine happening when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. Honestly, there were times over the last 10 years I wasn't sure it was going to happen. I am so grateful and proud," he said.

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