"[20] He made his MLB debut on September 24, 1992, for the Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds, working two scoreless innings of relief. Though he continued his dominance when healthy, carrying a sub-2.00 ERA to the midpoint of the following season, Martínez spent much of 2001 on the disabled list with a rotator cuff injury as the Red Sox slumped to a poor finish. His birth sign is Scorpio and his life path number is 8. An eight-time All-Star, Martínez was at his peak from 1997 to 2003, establishing himself as one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history. Replacing Jamie Moyer as a starter in the Phillies rotation on August 12, Martínez won his 2009 debut. Pedro Jaime Martinez was born on October 25th, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic. Only three pitchers have had as many as seven such starts in a row, and one of those was Martínez himself, in April–May 1999. Martínez allowed a leadoff single in the ninth inning, breaking up his no-hitter, and was removed for reliever John Wetteland (who loaded the bases, then allowed two sacrifice flies, thus saddling Martínez with a no-decision). Twitter: @45PedroMartinez. Following up 1999, Martínez had perhaps his best year in 2000. One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history who was an eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner. "[24] The Times does not permit its writers to participate in award voting. The question of eligibility is a very basic thing. In seven years with the Sox, Pedro Martinez went 117-37. Martínez then proceeded to strike out Jeff Bagwell while Williams was caught stealing. 45 at Fenway Park on July 28", "April 13, 1994 Cincinnati Reds at Montreal Expos Play by Play and Box Score", "July 13, 1997 Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds Box Score and Play by Play", "In Boston, Martínez Exhibits a Mound of Courage", "May 28, 2000 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Play by Play and Box Score", "August 29, 2000 Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Devil Rays Play by Play and Box Score", "ALCS Gm3: Tempers flare, benches clear in Fenway after this dirty attack on an old man. [14], Martínez grew up in the Dominican Republic in the Santo Domingo suburb of Manoguayabo. His last game was on Sept. 30, 2009 against the Houston Astros, as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. MVP ballots have ten ranked slots, and sportswriters are traditionally asked to recuse themselves if they feel they cannot vote for a pitcher. 10. He is also the record holder for the lowest single-season WHIP in major league history (0.737 in 2000), and is the record holder for the lowest single-season Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) in the live ball era (1.39 in 1999). Williams started towards first base before charging the mound and knocking down Martínez; in the scrum, Williams was tackled by Boston catcher Jason Varitek. That would be a great feeling to have on a team, eh?"[36]. [21] Lasorda was not the first to question Martínez's stature and durability; in the minor leagues, the then-135-pound pitcher was threatened with a $500 fine if he was caught running. Martínez also joined Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson to become the third 3,000-strikeout pitcher to have more strikeouts than innings pitched, and is also the first Latin American pitcher to have 3,000 strikeouts. [37][38] On September 13, Martínez pitched eight innings to beat the Mets again, by a final score of 1–0. Back in 2001, Jeff Horrigan of the Herald interviewed Pedro Martinez for Sports Illustrated For Kids. When asked about the result by WEEI-FM radio in January 2012, Martínez said, "I'm not afraid to say that the way that George King and Mr. LaVelle Neal III went about it was unprofessional. His 5.61 ERA and 1.57 WHIP were also Martínez's worst ever, and for the first time in his career, he failed to strike out at least twice as many batters as he walked (87–44). The baseball player is married to Carolina Cruz, his starsign is Scorpio and he is now 49 years of age. 9. He later told reporters he'd felt a "pop" in his left leg. [23] The MVP result was controversial, as Martínez received the most first-place votes of any player (8 of 28), but was omitted from the ballot of two sportswriters, New York's George King and Minneapolis' LaVelle Neal. During the ensuing commotion, the 72-year-old Zimmer ran on to the field and started straight for Martínez; as he approached Martínez threw Zimmer to the ground. unanimously winning his second Cy Young Award (this time in the American League), and coming in second in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) ballot. Pedro is a retired professional baseball player who played for the teams like Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees tied the score against Martínez in that inning on four successive hits, leading to a dramatic extra-inning, series-ending victory for New York, costing Grady Little his job with the Red Sox as his contract was not renewed. Featured Image: Jean Fruth / National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, © 2021 Minute Media - 2020 All Rights Reserved. –file/barry chin/globe staff/1999 You have to let it run its course." Zimmer did not give much credence to Pedro's statements. He made his 70 million dollar fortune with Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox. Following his return, his fastball typically topped out in the 90–91 mph range,[34] a lower velocity than he'd had during his prime but slightly higher than in recent seasons. [47], Martínez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2015 with 91.1% of the vote. Officially listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 170 pounds (77 kg), Martínez was unusually small for a modern-day power pitcher, and is believed to have been somewhat smaller than his officially listed height and weight. Media reports surfaced that the Phillies had been discussing a deal to bring Martínez back for another half-season,[43] but Martínez's agent announced in July that he would not be pitching at all in 2010, while remaining interested in a 2011 return. Martínez finished his Red Sox career with a 117–37 record, the highest winning percentage any pitcher has had with any team in baseball history. "[19] As a minor leaguer in the Dodgers farm system, he was a highly touted prospect although some talent evaluators took issue with his "poise" despite his having a "great fastball and circle-changeup. [62] Martínez wrote in 2015 that the altercation with Zimmer was his only regret in his entire career. Starting the series opener, he was forced out of the game after 4 shutout innings due to a strained back with the Red Sox up 2–0. Biography of Pedro Martínez. On June 3, 1995, Martínez pitched nine perfect innings in a game against the San Diego Padres, before giving up a hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. August 12, 2009: Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Pedro Martinez from the 15-day disabled list. [22] With the Dodgers in need of a second baseman after a contract dispute with Jody Reed, Martínez was traded to the Montreal Expos for Delino DeShields before the 1994 season. [See Memorable Games]. Martínez finished 1999 with a streak of 17 scoreless innings in the playoffs. In both the 2004 ALCS and the 2009 World Series, Martínez was greeted with the chant "Who's your daddy?" His father, Pablo Jaime Abreu,[note 1] worked odd jobs. After Martínez was removed from an ineffective September 15 outing, television cameras found him in the Mets dugout, apparently crying. At the pre-game press conference, he seemed to relish the attention, telling reporters, "When you have 60,000 people chanting your name, waiting for you to throw the ball, you have to consider yourself someone special, someone that really has a purpose out there. The 32 strikeouts tied Luis Tiant's 32-year American League record for most strikeouts over two games. Martínez threw from a low three-quarters position (nearly sidearm) that hid the ball very well from batters, who have remarked on the difficulty of picking up Martínez's delivery. "It really made us all look very dumb", said Buster Olney, then a sportswriter for The New York Times. He also said some pretty amazing things along the way. Even though the Red Sox hold a 2-0 series lead, there’s still plenty of baseball left and, even if the roles were reversed, you wouldn’t see any big party. [39] In the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he pitched seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits, but the Philadelphia bullpen faltered in the following inning, costing Martínez the win. Pedro Martinez was born on Monday, October 25, 1971, in Manoguayabo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Martínez became the only starting pitcher in history to have more than twice as many strikeouts in a season (284) as hits allowed (128). Pedro: Sandra Bullock. Pedro’s birth flower is … I can nibble their jersey with the ball. Despite possessing a live fastball, he had difficulty maintaining control. August 4, 2009: Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent RHP Pedro Martinez on a rehab assignment to Reading Phillies. His mother, Leopoldina Martínez, worked for traditionally wealthy families, washing their clothes. It was during a bullpen session that manager Felipe Alou encouraged him to modify his primary grip on the fastball from two-seam to four-seam. Pedro is turning 49 this year. In his first season in the minors he was assigned to the Great Falls Dodgers where he worked with coach Guy Conti to develop a circle changeup which Conti had learned from Johnny Podres. Pedro was born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic He is considered incredible small for a power pitcher, standing at 5"11 and weighing less than 200 pounds His career began in 1992 with the Dodgers. The next batter, Matt Williams, managed to reach first base from an error by Roberto Alomar. [72] He has four children. Early in his career, Martínez's fastball was consistently clocked in the 95–98 mph range. Martínez finished with a 7–3 record, a 2.39 ERA, and 163 strikeouts, but only threw 116 innings. [60] Later, Martínez claimed that he was not indicating that he would hit Posada in the head, but that he would remember what Posada was saying to him. Martínez was selected as the starting pitcher for the American League All-Star team in 1999. Martínez ended up with a no-decision in the game, which the Expos eventually won 3–2. Approaching free agency, Martínez was traded to the Boston Red Sox in November 1997 for Carl Pavano and Tony Armas, Jr., and was soon signed to a six-year, $75 million contract (with an option for a seventh at $17 million) by Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette, at the time the largest ever awarded to a pitcher. Martínez's first loss of the year was a 1–0 complete game in which he had 17 strikeouts and 1 walk. Martínez finished second to Texas Rangers catcher Iván Rodríguez, by a margin of 252 points to 239. Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2009, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004. When Clemens was knocked out, Red Sox fans chanted "Where is Roger?" Martínez continued to use a curveball, a circle changeup, and an occasional slider. RA/9), posting a remarkably low 1.55 Wtd. The Yankees' Andy Pettitte outdueled Martínez twice; Martínez's other four losses were each by one run. On December 4, 2011, he officially announced his retirement. He was born in Manoguayabo, Distrito Nacional, D.R. However, he has professed a lack of interest in the matter: "I think my career is more interesting than one game. He faced just 28 batters while striking out 17 and walking none (Martínez hit the Yankees' first batter, Chuck Knoblauch, but he was then caught stealing). [7] In his early 30s, injuries began to keep him off the field to an increasing extent, with his appearances and success dropping off sharply, in his final seasons. He shut out the St. Louis Cardinals through seven innings, recording his final 14 outs consecutively in what would turn out to be his last game for Boston. [64], After a comparatively lackluster season in 2004 (though still a solid season by general standards), Pedro Martínez got the win in Game 3 of the World Series. The onslaught continued as the Red Sox scored in all but two innings. IMDB reports 1996 MLB All-Star Game was Pedro Martínez's first TV appearance in 1996. Pedro Martinez Stats. Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican-American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for five teams from 1992 to 2009, most notably the Boston Red Sox. Pedro Martinez was born in Monguayabo, Dominican Republic and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988. Pedro Martinez, born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic, on Oct. 25, 1971, grew up with five brothers and sisters in a one-room home on the outskirts of Santo Domingo. Pedro: Whatever. That's how much I can control the ball." Pedro Martinez was born in Monguayabo, Dominican Republic as Pedro Jaime Martínez to Pablo Jaime Abreu and Leopoldina Martínez. Questioned after the game he said ``I have no reason to hit [Saenz], But believe me ... if you get fresh with me or do something to show me up, I'll drill your ass. It was with the Expos that Martínez developed into one of the top pitchers in baseball. Emotions remained high in the bottom of the inning, which was led off by Boston slugger Manny Ramírez. Martínez punctuated his dominance in the 1999 All-Star Game start at Fenway Park, when he struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Jeff Bagwell in two innings. During his four-year Met contract, Martínez was 32–23 in 79 starts, with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Born: Oct. 25, 1971 Baseball RHP. Martínez's comeback was considered a great success, as the right-hander went 3–1 in five starts with a 2.57 ERA. When I do hit them, it's usually just a nibble. In December 2009, Sports Illustrated named Martínez as one of the five pitchers in the starting rotation of its MLB All-Decade Team. 14. He led the league in ERA for the fifth time with 2.22, also led in WHIP for the fifth time at 1.04, and finished second to league leader Esteban Loaiza by a single strikeout. A right calf injury plagued him for the last two months of the season. [53] Three years later, in 1997, Martínez had a one-hitter against the Reds; the one hit came in the 5th inning.[54]. [51], On June 22, 2015, it was announced that Martínez' number 45 would be retired by the Red Sox on July 28, two days after his Hall of Fame induction. At the end of May, he was 5–1 with a 2.50 ERA, with 88 strikeouts and 17 walks and 44 hits allowed in 76 innings; Martínez's record was worse than it could have been, with the Mets bullpen costing him two victories. In 1996, during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Williams attempted to hit Martínez with retaliatory pitches for an earlier hit batter but failed with two consecutive attempts. ), On October 11, 1999, in Game 5 of the ALDS, Charles Nagy started for Cleveland and Bret Saberhagen started for Boston, both on only three days rest. "99 All Star Break was memorable for me because I saw the all Century players. Martínez turned in a strong 1993 season as the Dodgers' setup man, going 10–5 with a 2.61 ERA and 119 strikeouts, in 65 games; his 107 innings led all NL relievers. [44] In December 2010, Martínez told a reporter for El Día "I'm realizing what it is to be a normal person. Here are 13 things that you probably don’t know about Pedro. "I am extremely proud to represent Boston and all of New England with my Hall of Fame career. Following the Series, Martínez announced that he had no intention of retiring,[42] but the 2010 season came and went without his signing with a team. Martínez started the 2006 season at the top of his game. SIFK: Favorite book? Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski wrote, "There has never been a pitcher in baseball history—not Walter Johnson, not Lefty Grove, not Sandy Koufax, not Tom Seaver, not Roger Clemens—who was more overwhelming than the young Pedro. 3. However, this 1997 total is by far the highest in Martínez's career, as he only completed more than 5 games in one other season (7, in 2000). But after that, beginning on June 6, Martínez went 4–7 with a 7.10 ERA in a series of spotty starts interrupted twice by stays on the disabled list. "I cannot be any prouder to take Red Sox Nation to the Hall of Fame with the logo on my plaque", Martínez said in a statement. Martínez entered the game as an emergency relief option. . When opposing teams had runners in scoring position, however, Martínez was even stingier. One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history who was an eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner. Relying totally on his curve, Martínez and the Red Sox won the deciding game 12–8. Martinez was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 24, 1992, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hitters also had a .167 batting average and .213 on-base percentage, setting two more modern era records. With the Red Sox ahead 5–2 at the start of the 8th inning, a tiring Martínez pitched his way into trouble. 1. His father did odd jobs while his mother washed clothes for a living. Pedro Martinez: Top 10 Must-Know Facts About Baseball Player. Pedro Martínez Get to know the 49-year old baseball player Pedro Martínez, before he got famous (e.g. The Red Sox scored first. [16], He did not have enough money to afford baseballs, so he improvised with oranges. But if God doesn't want that, then I would have to think about giving it all up." Pedro Martínez is a Dominican former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2009, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004. "[25], In 1999, Martínez became just the 9th modern pitcher to have a second 300-strikeout season, along with Nolan Ryan (6 times), Randy Johnson (third time in 1999, and three more times since), Sandy Koufax (3 times), Rube Waddell, Walter Johnson, Sam McDowell, J. R. Richard, Steve Carlton, and Curt Schilling; Schilling would later add a third 300-K season. The hitting continued, knocking Saberhagen out of the game in the second inning having allowed five runs, and then Nagy out of the game after only finishing only three innings and allowing eight runs. Pedro Martínez, 24, from Spain FC FASTAV Zlin, since 2019 Central Midfield Market value: €250Th. But his last start was a crucial 3–0 loss to St. Louis in the final week of the 2007 Mets' historic collapse; Martínez provided a good pitching performance (7 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 8 K) but his teammates failed to score. The game, on July 13, 1999, was at Fenway Park, Martínez's home field. However, that season's American League Cy Young Award narrowly went to 23-game winner Barry Zito of the Oakland A's, despite Zito's higher ERA, higher WHIP, fewer strikeouts, and lower winning percentage. Martínez struck out 12 Yankees in seven scoreless innings and allowing just two hits, to beat Red Sox nemesis Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees in Game 3, handing the World Champions their only loss of the 1999 postseason. Facts [edit | edit source] His career WHIP (Walks+Hits per innings pitched) of 1.0258 is the third lowest in MLB history, behind Hall of Famers Addie Joss and Ed Walsh, both dead-ball era pitchers. For his career, Martínez has compiled 15 or more strikeouts in a game ten times, which is tied with Roger Clemens for the third-most 15-K games in history. [55] Martínez officially recorded neither a perfect game nor a no-hitter. No other active pitcher is in the top 40. Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. SIFK: Secret ambition? Martínez had begun the night by hitting the leadoff batter, Gerald Williams, in the hand. There were 138 such plate appearances against Martínez in 2000, in which opponents batted .133 with a .188 on-base percentage. Opponents batted .204 against him. He was immediately removed from the game, and was the winning pitcher in Montreal's 1–0 victory. On April 13, 1994, Martínez took a perfect game through ​7.mw-parser-output .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px;white-space:nowrap} 1⁄3 innings until throwing a brushback pitch at Reggie Sanders that led Sanders to immediately charge the mound, starting a bench-clearing brawl. It was the first time any pitcher struck out the side to start an All-Star Game, and the performance earned Martínez the All-Star Game MVP award. "[69], As injuries and the aging process took their toll, Martínez made the adjustment to rely more on finesse than power. Martínez underwent surgery which sidelined him for most of the 2007 season. His ERA was about a third of the park-adjusted league ERA (4.97). [17], Martínez debuted professionally with the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League during the 1989–90 season. I only hit nine guys last year. Pedro: I would like to fuck Sandra Bullock.When Martinez was reminded that the interview was for a children's magazine, he amended his answer: Martínez only led the league in pitching wins once – 1999 – when he won 23 games with the Red Sox. Martínez was originally signed by the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1988. Martínez's record was 14–4 in 2003. Complete Pedro Martinez 2017 Biography. He was not afraid to pitch inside. On May 1, 1999, against Oakland, he came inside to Olmedo Saenz, hitting him. Only a solo home run by Chili Davis separated Martínez from a no-hitter. He slipped in the corridor, injuring his hip, and his promising season curdled. 1. Baseball historian Bill James described Martínez as being substantially more effective than his pitching peers due to his variety of pitches, pitch speeds, pinpoint control, and numerous modes of deception.[70][71]. A scoreless game was finally broken up in the 9th inning by Trot Nixon's home run off Clemens. The American League slugged just .259 against him. RA/9. Some of the famous baseball players of his time include Aroldis Chapman, Randy Johnson, Eric Byrnes, and many more. On May 28, 2000, Martínez and Roger Clemens had a dramatic duel on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast. After a leadoff triple by Offerman, Valentin homered to put the Red Sox ahead 2–0. He was injured just four innings into his first game of the season, an April 1 no-decision against the Florida Marlins. After the second attempt, Martínez charged the mound, and started a bench-clearing fight. He was born in Manoguayabo a suburb of Santo Domingo, DR. 2. “El Grande” was the second Dominicano to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame behind Juan Marichal. [46], On January 24, 2013, Martínez joined the Boston Red Sox as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. 11. Conti also worked with the young pitcher on his English and helped him assimilate to the United States; Martínez later described Conti as his "white daddy. [2][3][4][5][6] He won three Cy Young Awards (1997, 1999, 2000) and was runner-up twice (1998, 2002), posting a cumulative record of 118–36 (.766) with a 2.20 ERA, while leading his league in ERA five times and in winning percentage and strikeouts three times each. Pedro Martinez Family, Childhood, Life Achievements, Facts, Wiki and Bio of 2017. He was the fifth of six siblings living in a palm wood house with a tin roof and dirt floors. Before his second start of the Series, Martínez called himself and opposing pitcher Andy Pettitte "old goats", and acknowledged that Red Sox fans were rooting for him: "I know that they don't like the Yankees to win, not even in Nintendo games. Both pitchers excelled, combining to allow only 9 hits and 1 walk while striking out 22. The seven-year contract he received from the Red Sox had been considered a huge risk in the 1997 off-season, but Martínez had rewarded the team's hopes with two Cy Young Awards, and six Top-4 finishes. He helped lead the Boston Red Sox to World Series victory in 2004, breaking the team’s 86-year Championship drought. [73] Another son, Pedro Isaías Martínez, signed at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. [49][50] Reflecting on his career, he named Barry Bonds, Edgar Martínez, Derek Jeter, Kenny Lofton and Ichiro Suzuki as the most difficult hitters he had to face. The Expos scored a run in the top of the 10th, but Martínez surrendered a double to the 28th batter he faced, Bip Roberts. Martínez became the first pitcher since the introduction of the Cy Young Award to lead his league in each of those four statistics, yet not win the award. He spent a number of years honing his skills in the Minor Leagues, before making his Major League debut in 1992. Pedro Jaime Martinez (October 25, 1971-) spent 18 seasons as one of the most dominant Major League Baseball pitchers of all time. Philadelphia won each of Martínez's first seven starts, the first time in franchise history that this had occurred with any debuting Phillies pitcher. Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise. Who is/was better: Pedro Martínez or Johan Santana? With his command of the strike zone, he remained an effective strikeout pitcher despite the drop in velocity. Hartford Courant, Paul Doyle, May 2, 1999, Boston Red Sox Opening Day starting pitchers, New York Mets Opening Day starting pitchers, List of Major League Baseball career wins leaders, List of Major League Baseball annual ERA leaders, List of Major League Baseball annual strikeout leaders, List of Major League Baseball annual wins leaders, List of Major League Baseball career hit batsmen leaders, List of Major League Baseball pitchers who have struck out three batters on nine pitches, List of Major League Baseball career strikeout leaders, List of Boston Red Sox Opening Day starting pitchers, List of New York Mets Opening Day starting pitchers, "Career Leaders & Records for Win-Loss %", "Pedro Martinez: The Most Dominant Pitcher of Our Lifetime", "JAWS and the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot: An early look at the new names for 2015", "One game, one pitcher ... who do you choose? Intense media interest preceded Martínez's "return to Yankee Stadium" in Game 2 of the World Series. Martínez later said that the 1999 All-Star break was especially memorable for him because he was able to meet the members of the MLB All-Century Team and get an autograph from Ted Williams.[28]. His fastball settled into the 85–88 mph range, although he was occasionally able to reach 90–91 mph when the need arose. Pedro Martinez met his wife Carolina while she was a sophomore at Boston College, and Pedro was busy starting a string of three of the most dominant pitching seasons ever recorded and finally dating after years the they tied the knot. Born in the Dominican Republic town of Manoguayabo, Martinez went on to become one of the most prolific pitchers to ever play in the MLB. Previously, Saenez had hit a three-run homer off him. Martínez's WHIP in 2000 was 0.74, breaking both the 87-year-old modern Major League record set by Walter Johnson, as well as Guy Hecker's mark of 0.77 in 1882. [13] He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 in his first year of eligibility, joining Juan Marichal as the second Dominican to be enshrined; his number (45) was retired by the Red Sox in a ceremony, two days after his Hall induction. Rodríguez had been included on all 28 ballots. 6. In his June 28, 2006 start, Martínez lasted only 3 innings, and was rocked for 8 runs (6 earned) on 7 hits, losing his worst game as a Met just before going onto the disabled list. His favorite meal is rice, beans and chicken. Pedro Martinez: I pitched clean. In the same MLB Network interview, he stated his favorite teammate was former Red Sox mate Trot Nixon. Pedro Martinez holds the single season WHIP record, with a … [58], On August 29, 2000, Martínez took a no-hitter into the 9th against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, losing it on a leadoff single by John Flaherty. Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a retired Dominican-American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) mostly as starter. Boston Red Sox pitcher ). An eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and 2004 World Series champion, his WHIP is the lowest of any live-ball era starting pitcher, and his Adjusted ERA+ is the best of any starting pitcher in MLB history. His 4-seam fastball, power curveball, cutter, 2-Seam fastball, and circle changeup were all well above average; combined with his historically excellent control, they proved to be an overpowering package. on October 25, 1971. Directing his attention at Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, Martínez jabbed a finger into the side of his own head, which some, including an enraged Yankee bench coach Don Zimmer, interpreted as a threatened beanball. However, during his May 26 start against the Florida Marlins, Martínez was instructed by the umpires to change his undershirt. 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