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Edgar Martinez back on the ballot this year for the National Baseball Hall of Fame

The former Mariners slugger is hoping that the fourth time on the ballot is a charm for him and his storied career in Seattle.

Otto Greule Jr

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez is back on the ballot for the fourth consecutive year as he is eligible to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2013 once again, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The 18-year Major League Baseball veteran only played for the Mariners, and will go down as one of the franchise's all-time greats. Last year, Martinez received votes on 36.5 percent of the ballots to be a part of the 2012 class. In order for a player to be eligible to enter Cooperstown, he must appear on 75 percent of the voter's ballots. Last year, only former Cincinnati Reds great Barry Larkin gained entrance into the Hall of Fame.

Martinez has hovered around the one-third mark for all three years he's been eligible. In his first year of eligibility in 2010, he registered on 36.2 percent of the ballots, followed by 32.9 percent in 2011. For his career, the seven-time All-Star hit .312 with 2,247 career hits, 1,261 RBI, 514 doubles and 309 home runs, playing mostly at third base. He led the AL in hitting in 1992 with a .343 batting average and again in 1996 with a mark of .356.