SEATTLE — The celebration of Seattle Mariners star Edgar Martinez's Hall of Fame induction will continue at T-Mobile Park this weekend.
The weekend began with Martinez raising a No. 11 flag atop the Space Needle on Friday morning. See video below.
"This was very fun to do. To have my family, my wife and my kids here to celebrate is great," Martinez said after raising the flag.
The first 40,000 fans through the gates for Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays will receive a bobblehead with Edgar showing his Hall of Fame plaque.
Martinez's actual bronze plaque will also be on display throughout the weekend.
Fans in attendance on Friday and Saturday will be able to see the plaque during the games. The plaque will also be on display through 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, but the event is sold out.
On Saturday, the team is holding a ceremony in Martinez's honor that begins at 6:30 p.m.
According to the team, the following guests are expected to be in attendance: Ken Griffey Jr., Alvin Davis, Dan Wilson, Marilyn Niehaus, Steve Largent, Kenny Easley, Walter Jones, Jack Sikma, Kasey Keller and Duff McKagan.
The first 40,000 fans through the gates on Saturday will receive a replica of Martinez's plaque.
The weekend will finish with a pregame roundtable at 12:20 p.m. featuring Davis, Martinez, Griffey Jr. Wilson, Rick Griffin, Rick Rizzs and moderated by Tom Hutyler.
Following Sunday's game, 40,000 fans will receive a replica Edgar Martinez Drive South street sign.
Martinez was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 21.
"Fans, I am so fortunate," Martinez said in Cooperstown. "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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