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Fans enjoy Edgar Martínez book signing event

Photo courtesy Karen Allman, EBBC

Mariners great Edgar Martínez signed hundreds of copies of his new book, EDGAR: An Autobiography (co-written with Larry Stone) this evening at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. The book will officially be released next week, but those at EBBC got an advance opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by the new Hall of Famer.

People from all over the greater Seattle/Tacoma area waited in line to have their book signed and exchange a few words with Martínez. The event was a big success for Elliott Bay and with plenty of fans. "I've watched Edgar play ever since the Kingdome days," said Burien resident Marcia Jones. "It's an absolute privilege to see him in person."

Fans showed up wearing Mariners jerseys and T-shirts sporting Edgar's number 11 and were eagerly diving right into the book as they waited their turn for a signature.

EDGAR: An Autobiography chronicles Martínez's life from his youth in Puerto Rico through his minor-league days, his 18 years with the Mariners, his time as Mariners hitting coach, and life after baseball. You can get your copy now at Elliott Bay Book Co., or after June 11 at other book retailers.

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