An Autobiography
By Edgar Martinez, By Larry Stone, Foreword by Ken Griffey Jr.


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

ISBN 9781629377933

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2020)

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An immersive, candid memoir from one of baseball's most beloved and dynamic hitters
Patience, persistence, and the most unlikely of circumstances vaulted Edgar Martinez from a poor neighborhood in Dorado, Puerto Rico to the spotlight in Seattle, where he spent the entirety of his eighteen-year major league career with the Mariners. At last, his path is destined for one last stop: the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. In this illuminating, highly personal autobiography, Martinez shares these stories and more with candor, characteristic humility, and surprising wit. Martinez even offers practical insight into the mental side of baseball and his training regimen, detailing how he taught himself to see the ball better than so many before and after him. Interwoven with Martinez's own words throughout are those of his teammates, coaches, and contemporaries, contributing a distinctive oral history element to this saga of a remarkable career.

Author Biography

Raised in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Edgar Martinez spent his entire major league career with the Seattle Mariners. He currently serves as a hitting instructor for the Mariners organization and lives with his family in the Seattle area. Larry Stone is a sports columnist for the Seattle Times, where he has covered the Mariners for more than two decades. Ken Griffey Jr. is a Hall of Famer, an MVP, a ten-time Gold Glove winner, and a thirteen-time All-Star.