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Beloved Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, arguably one of the best designated hitters ever to ever play baseball -- but not celebrated for his throwing arm -- warms up his retired shoulder before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the Island
Beloved Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, arguably one of the best designated hitters ever to ever play baseball -- but not celebrated for his throwing arm -- warms up his retired shoulder before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the Island's Little League opening day, held Saturday at South Mercer Playfields.
— image credit: Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

The Mercer Island Little League teams celebrated opening day on Saturday, April 20 at the South Mercer Playfields.

The event featured former Marinier Edgar Martinez, who threw out the first pitch.

Hundreds of young players came to the event, welcomed by Martinez, as well as the Mercer Island High School baseball and fastpitch teams.

Little League player Kellen Wedgewood earned the honor of meeting and catching Martinez's first pitch after his family won the silent auction held the week prior to opening day.

Photos by Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter.




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