We’ve waited and waited. Finally, this year, Edgar Martinez received his nomination to baseball’s Hall of Fame. His delightful autobiography follows the fascinating journey from his youth in Puerto Rico, where Edgar started his career with a broomstick for a bat, hitting rocks, bottle caps, even raindrops. Then follows a complicated story with ups and downs to Double A and Triple A, before returning to the Mariners. There’s a generous sprinkling of guest opinions from such well-known names as Lou Piniella and Jay Buhner. Finally, Edgar becomes a permanent member of the Mariners, ultimately as their DH. The chapter that describes the 1995 season and the game against the Yankees that saved baseball in Seattle is worth the price of the book.
–Ann, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA