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Pedro Martinez

Biography

One of the biggest pitchers in football history who was simply an eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Small Award champion. He helped lead the Boston Crimson Sox to Globe Series triumph in 2004, breaking the team’s 86-12 months Tournament drought. In 2015, he was inducted in to the Football Hall of Popularity. He previously to depend on his old sibling Ramon as the top of family members after their parents’ divorce. He led the American Little league in Period 4 occasions, strikeouts three times, and received the AL’s triple crown in 1999. Retired with 219 wins, 3,154 strikeouts and a profession Period of 2.93. His sibling Ramon Martinez also pitched in the main leagues. He and Roger Clemens had been two of the very best pitchers from the 1990s and early 2000s and their pathways frequently crossed.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pedro Martínez
Date Of Birth October 25, 1971
Place Of Birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height 1.8 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Baseball Player
Education Ohio Dominican University
Nationality American, Dominican
Spouse Carolina Cruz Martinez
Parents Paulino Martínez, Leopoldina Martínez
Siblings Ramón Martínez, Luz Maria Martinez, Anadelia Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Nelson Martínez
Awards National League Cy Young Award, American League Cy Young Award, Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Moab, UT, United States, Denver, CO, United States, Que Palo, Lengua de Obbara, Después de Todo
Nominations Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
Movies Boston's Greatest Sports Stories: Beyond the Headlines
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
2In September 1999, he pitched a season high with 17 strike outs against the New York Yankees and only giving up one hit which was a home run by Chili Davis.
3Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014.
4(December 16) Formalized a four-year, $53 million contract with the New York Mets.
5Brother of Ramon Martinez.
6Martínez allowed just 288 hits and 69 walks while recording 597 strikeouts and a 1.90 ERA in 430 innings In the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
7Martinez went 117-37 as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
8As of the start of the 2007 season has 2998 career strikeouts, which puts him just 2 away from becoming the 15th pitcher to ever hit the 3000 strikeout milestone.
9Has two children from a previous relationship.
10Career numbers as of 2005 (1992-2004, regular season only): 182 wins, 76 losses, a 2.71 ERA and 2,653 strikeouts.
11Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1993 Rookie All-Star Team.
12Made major league debut on 24 September 1992 (pitched in 2 games that season).
13Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1993), Montreal Expos (1994-1997), Boston Red Sox (1998-2004), and New York Mets (2005-).
14Signed a four year deal with the New York Mets on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004. The deal is reportedly in the neighborhood of $53 million.
15Agrees to a 4-year, $54 million deal with the New York Mets, officially ending his 7-year tenure with the Boston Red Sox. [December 2004]
16Finished the 2004 season with a 16-9 record, 3.90 ERA and 227 strikeouts in 33 games started. It was the first time since 2000 that he reached the 200+ innings pitched plateau and the first time since 1996 that he ended the season with an earned run average above three. Though he went 0-4 in his last four starts of the regular season, his team, the Boston Red Sox, finished the season 98-64, winning the American League wild card spot. In the postseason, he went 2-1 and helped lead the BoSox to their first World Series title in 86 years.
17Threw nine perfect innings on June 3, 1995, for the Montreal Expos but the effort was wasted because his teammates failed to score a single run for him. After giving up a double to the first batter he faced in the 10th inning, he was taken out and replaced with a reliever. The Expos eventually won the game 1-0 in 10 innings, with Martinez getting a no-decision. He struck out nine batters in the game.
18Followed his older brother Ramon Martinez into Major League Baseball in 1992. Has since become the most dominant pitcher in the league.
19His fastball was usually clocked in mid-90s prior to his 2001 shoulder injury, but now often clocks in the low-90s. He can still get it up to 97 mph on the radar gun from time to time, however.
20Winner of the MLB Cy Young Award for pitching excellence in 1997 (17-8, 1.90 ERA), 1999 (23-4, 2.07 ERA) and 2000 (18-6, 1.74 ERA). Was also rated the best pitcher in baseball by Total Baseball in 2002 (20-4, 2.26 ERA) and 2003 (14-4, 2.22 ERA), and only missed out on that honor in 2001 because he missed half the season due to shoulder problems.
21Known for having three of the best pitches in baseball: an excellent fastball, an excellent change-up and an excellent curveball. He recently developed a cut fastball as well, adding it to his already impressive repertoire.
22Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1993), Montreal Expos (1994-1997) Boston Red Sox (1998-2004), and New York Mets, (2005-).


Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MLB Network Presents: The Colorful Montreal Expos2016TV MovieHimself
Finding Babe Ruth2015TV MovieHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
The Perfect Storm: Story on the 1994 Montreal Expos2015Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself
Ponchao2013Himself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Baseball2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Joe Buck Live2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 National League Championship Series2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher
Sunday Night Baseball1993-2009TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Pitcher / Himself - Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher / Himself / ...
Historia del Béisbol Dominicano2009DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 MLB All-Star Game2006TV SpecialHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher: New York Mets
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself - Red Sox Pitcher
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Red Sox
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher: Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher: Boston Red Sox
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Pitcher
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher: Montreal Expos
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - Boston Red Sox Pitcher (uncredited)
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Baseball Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1I actually realized that I was somebody important, because I caught the attention of 60,000 people, plus the whole world watching a guy that if you reverse time back 15 years ago, I was sitting under a mango tree without 50 cents to pay for a bus.


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