The Double (Seattle Mariners) - Off-field Significance and Legacy - Legacy

Legacy

The Double is regarded by Seattle fans and Martinez himself as the defining moment of Martinez's 18-year Major League Baseball career – which was played exclusively with the Mariners – and was one of several highlights of Mariners franchise history in which Martinez played a major role. In 2004, the city of Seattle renamed a street near Safeco Field "Edgar Martínez Drive" to honor Martinez's contributions to the Mariners, including his double that "saved baseball in Seattle." Martinez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2007.

The image of Griffey at the bottom of the dogpile after scoring the winning run is one of the most memorable images of Griffey's storied career with the Mariners. In 2007, when Griffey returned to Seattle for the first time since his 1999 trade to the Cincinnati Reds, that image was included in a photo collage of highlights of Griffey's Mariners career that was presented to him by former teammates Martinez and Jay Buhner (both retired by then).

The image of Griffey sliding into home plate has been immortalized in a mural at Safeco Field called The Defining Moment.

Griffey's slide into home plate was also the inspiration behind the title of the 1996 video game Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run.

Read more about this topic:  The Double (Seattle Mariners), Off-field Significance and Legacy

Other articles related to "legacy":

X86-64 - AMD64 - Operating Modes - Legacy Mode
... Legacy mode allows for a maximum of 32 bit virtual addressing which limits the virtual address space to 4 GB. 64-bit programs cannot be run from legacy mode ...
Legacy System - Alternative View
... point of view — growing since the "Dot Com" bubble burst in 1999 — that legacy systems are simply computer systems that are both installed and working ... Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of the C++ language, addressed this issue succinctly "Legacy code" often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and ... Legacy modernization" and "legacy transformation" refer to the act of reusing and refactoring existing, core business logic by providing new user ...
Zeca Afonso - Legacy
... In 1991, the city of Amadora inaugurated a 12-foot statue of Zeca Afonso in the city's Central Park ... On 30 June 1994, as part of Lisboa-94, European Capital of Culture, a festival in homage to Zeca took place ...
Roger Bacon - Works - Optics
... in optics was primarily oriented by the legacy of Alhazen through a Latin translation of the latter's monumental Kitab al-manazir (De aspectibus Perspectivae The Optics), while the impact of the tradition ... properties of the magnifying glass partly rested on the handed-down legacy of Islamic opticians, mainly Alhazen, who was in his turn influenced by Ibn Sahl's 10th century legacy in ...
Antoine Lavoisier - Contributions To Chemistry - Legacy
... Lavoisier also contributed to early ideas on composition and chemical changes by stating the radical theory, believing that radicals, which function as a single group in a chemical process, combine with oxygen in reactions ... He also introduced the possibility of allotropy in chemical elements when he discovered that diamond is a crystalline form of carbon ...

Famous quotes containing the word legacy:

    What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)