Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez
Birthdate 10/25/1971
Death Date
Debut Year 1992
Year of Induction 2015
Teams Dodgers, Expos, Mets, Phillies, Red Sox
Position Pitcher

Pedro Martinez won three Cy Young Awards in four years. Twice he finished the season with an earned run average under 2.00.

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Dodger scouts did not predict greatness for Pedro Martinez

Dodger scouts did not predict greatness for Pedro Martinez

In the collection is a Dodger scouting report written by Gary Sutherland on Pedro Martinez dated four months before the Hall of Fame pitcher’s debut. Los Angeles scouts weren’t sold on the future of young Martinez, giving him a prospect key rank of 5, “ML starter or quality reliever”. Foreshadowing Martinez’ swashbuckling
The Dodgers sent Pedro Martinez to the Expos in one of their worst trades ever

The Dodgers sent Pedro Martinez to the Expos in one of their worst trades ever

Pedro Martinez was a 20-year old pitcher when he debuted for the Dodgers on September 24, 1992. He pitched two scoreless innings that night before 18,707 fans as Dodger Stadium, giving up his first hit to Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. In his only other appearance that season, Martinez took
When he retired, only 3 pitchers had a higher winning percentage than Martinez

When he retired, only 3 pitchers had a higher winning percentage than Martinez

Pedro Martinez was flat-out filthy. His fearlessness, fastball, and changeup helped him to a 219-100 career record. When he retired, the Dominican’s .687 winning percentage placed him fourth all time. The number is also the best among right-handers in the modern era. A strikeout pitcher, Marti

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