Edgar Martinez is one of the most popular and admired professional athletes in Seattle. He will forever be remembered for “the double,” the hit that beat the New York Yankees in the 1995 American League Divisional Series and helped to keep major league baseball in Seattle. In August, Edgar’s jersey, number 11, will be retired by the Seattle Mariners. He joins Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., the only other player to have his number retired by the Mariners. In conversation with Enrique Cerna, Martinez — now the Mariners hitting coach — talks about having his number retired, his chances of making it into baseball’s Hall of Fame as a designated hitter and the hit that made him a legend with Seattle baseball fans.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.
Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.More stories by Enrique Cerna