Flashback Thursday: Edgar "Yankee Killer" Martinez Receiving His 1995 LatinoMVP Award • Latino Sports

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Flashback Thursday: Edgar “Yankee Killer” Martinez Receiving His 1995 LatinoMVP Award


Early LatinoMVP winner, Edgar Martinez (AKA Yankee Killer) when he received his awards at then, Jimmy’s Bronx Café in the Bronx. He began his career as a third baseman and won an American League batting title in 1992, but he tore his hamstring during an exhibition game and never recovered. Martínez then became a full-time designated hitter in 1995. To date, he is the only designated hitter ever to have won a batting title, winning it in 1995 with a .356 average.

That year he also won the prestigious LatinoMVP award. The picture above shows Julio Pabón, President and founder of Latino Sports and the LatinoMVP award with Edgar Martinez receiving one of several awards he received that day. This paining was done by a local painter (in wheel chair) who came to the event and presented Edgar with the incredible painting. Edgar was incredibly impressed and maintained a relationship with the artist.


About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Latinosports.com. Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer's as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make Latinosports.com a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.

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