Retiring DH first Puerto Rican to receive honor
ST. LOUIS -- Retiring Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez won the Roberto Clemente Award for excellence on the field and in the community.
Martinez, who spent all 18 of his major-league seasons with the Mariners, has been involved with a nearly a dozen charities and nonprofit organizations. The first Puerto Rican-born player to receive the honor, Martinez was given the award Tuesday by baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Roberto Clemente Jr.
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