Found February 20, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Pedro Martinez
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Pedro Martinez, again part of the Red Sox organization, says that 90 percent of the batters he hit during his nearly two decades as a major league pitcher were plunked on purpose.

Pedro Martinez: 90% of the batters I hit were intentional

Pitchers like Pedro Martinez don’t miss very often. The former Boston Red Sox ace had as much control as any hurler who has every played the game. That can only mean two things when it comes to hitting a batter with a pitch: either it was a rare miss, or it was intentional. On Monday, Pedro talked about how pitching inside allowed him to have so much success throughout his remarkable...

Pedro Martinez on intentionally hitting batters, teaching how to do it right

It’s great to see Pedro Martinez in a Red Sox uniform again, and on Monday Martinez addressed the media (in full on Red Sox apparel, yes!) regarding a variety of topics including his time in Boston, his new role as a special assistant and his ability to scare the living crap out of opposing batters. According to Martinez 90% of the batters unlucky enough to be on the wrong...

Pedro Martinez Estimates He Plunked ’90 Percent’ of Batters on Purpose, Stresses Importance of Pitching Inside

Pedro Martinez tossed on a uniform and joined the Red Sox at camp in Fort Myers on Monday. And while Martinez won’t be brushing hitters back any time soon, it’s clear the former Sox hurler still has plenty of passion for the game of baseball. “You know what? It’s weird but feels like the first day to me,” Martinez told reporters when asked about putting a Sox uniform back...

Pedro: I plunked on purpose

The former pitching great and new member of the Red Sox front office fielded questions from reporters Monday, where he revealed some secrets from his time with the team.

Pedro Martinez discusses the "Steroid Era" and his legacy

(Video courtesy of It's clear Pedro Martinez pitched at the height of the “Steroid Era” and, in doing so, dominated the competition. As more information becomes available (both voluntary and involuntary) it sheds light on just how impressive Martinez's run was during his time in Boston. Pedro pitched in the American League (with the designated hitter) and...

Pedro Martinez Imparts Veteran Wisdom Upon Young Red Sox Pitchers in Fort Myers (Video)

When Pedro Martinez says that Red Sox prospect Ruby De La Rosa reminds him of himself at the same age, that’s absolutely something to take notice of. Martinez singled out De La Rosa and Felix Doubront as young Red Sox pitchers who have been hanging around him, asking incessant questions to pick at his his immaculate knowledge of pitching. That’s the kind of influence the Red...

Video: '5 from the Fort' with Pedro Martinez

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Boston Red Sox great and special assistant to Ben Cherington, Pedro Martinez, stopped by the CSN New England "The Baseball Show" set to do a 1-on-1 interview with Sean McAdam. After he was done, he stayed around to answer five rapid fire questions from the CSN New England crew. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs...

Pedro's number one piece of advice to young players

As part of Pedro Martinez's Boston media tour since rejoining the Red Sox as a special assistant, he was interviewed this morning by Dennis and Callahan. He had lots to say, and I encourage you to check out the recap they put up on  One of the most interesting parts of the interview was when Martinez discussed his signing with the Mets after 2004. The Red Sox had...

Video: Pedro Martinez Goes 1-on-1 With Sean McAdam

Former Boston Red Sox great and now special assistant to Ben Cherington, Pedro Martinez, stopped by the CSN New England "The Baseball Show' set to talk with Sean McAdam about his role with the team. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Former Phillies Pitcher Pedro Martinez Hit "90 Percent of Batters on Purpose"

Your browser does not support iframes. One of the things that made Martinez so feared throughout his career was his willingness to pitch inside regardless of the situation. It’s a strategy he hopes to see the Red Sox’ pitchers adopt in 2013. “You team them when to do it, how...

Pedro Martinez is quickly becoming a coach and mentor

Not only is Daniel Bard showing signs of returning to his 2010 form, but he now has former Red Sox pitcher and special assistant to Ben Cherington Pedro Martinez working with him one-on-one. When the Red Sox announced the signing of Jason Varitek and Pedro Martinez as special assistants to general manager Ben Cherington everyone, including Red Sox Nation, thought this was some sort...

Your Morning Dump...Where Pedro plays teacher

Matthew J Lee/Boston Globe Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. For the first time since 2004, we saw Pedro Martinez in Red Sox garb yesterday down in Fort Myers...this time as a teacher. Make no mistake about it: Having Martinez around also...

Pedro back in Boston as assistant

Pedro Martinez might have been the most popular person in a Red Sox uniform during the team's morning workout Monday.,

Pedro Martinez to work with Felix Doubront

When the announcement of Pedro Martinez as a special assistant to the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox occurred my faith in both the management and team was restored. Now that he is being assigned to work with individual players my lost faith in the pitching rotation is being restored. Felix Doubront came to spring training with a sore arm and overweight. Doubront is a crucial...

David Ortiz Discusses Impact Pedro Martinez Will Have on Red Sox Pitching Staff (Video)

David Ortiz is the only member of the 2004 World Series championship Red Sox that’s still with the team. The only member still playing, that is. Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek are both back in Red Sox spring training as special assistants to general manager Ben Cherington, and Ortiz talked with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons about the impact those retired greats are having...
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