Edgar Martinez’s wife Holli Martinez is a giving member to her community along with Edgar. The couple started the Martinez Foundation in 2009, and they do a lot of good stuff with it. One such example is what they did in 2010 by giving 15 masters in teaching fellowships to deserving people of color. I think the idea was that they’re sponsored by the Martinez Foundation because they want to see more people of color in the teaching profession. The whole idea of the Foundation itself is to bolster education in America.
Holli graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1991. She was studying music at SPU and had planned to move on to a conservatory. She was quoted as saying “when I met Edgar, my life changed completely.” The pair met on a blind date that a mutual friend set up, and Holli didn’t want to do it because she knows how baseball players are (and all pro athletes for that matter). She explained how she grilled him while they were on their date– attempting to find some downsides. Well Holli, the downside is that you don’t get to see the guy for a lot of the time, but you get to go to a ton of Mariners games! Edgar Martinez’s wife Holli Martinez actually sang the national anthem one night at the Mariners stadium in front of the home crowd.
The couple was married in 1992, and Holli describes the life of a married baseball wife like being in the military. She was quoted by Seattle Pacific University’s website saying, “I’m a single married person because the team is on the road so much of the year. I had to learn to cope the hard way.” Ouch! The couple eventually had three kids, and Holli started off by homeschooling their first one, Alex. Her hobbies include horseback riding, canning her own fruit and working out.