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David Ortiz recalls how Pedro Martinez revived his career

David Ortiz has had an unlikely path to greatness. It’s easy to remember all of his success in Boston – the World Series rings, launching hundreds of home runs – but at one time, his career was on life support. As outlined in a piece by Ortiz in the Players Tribune, following his release from the Minnesota Twins in 2002, his baseball trajectory was going downward, until an...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez on Hitting

To say Edgar Martinez knows hitting would be to state the obvious. The Seattle Mariners legend slashed .312/.418/.515 between 1987 and 2004, and he won a pair of batting titles along the way. He ranks 21st all-time in OBP and is 44th all-time in adjusted OPS. Martinez is now entrusted with getting the most out of Mariners hitters. The should-be Hall-of-Famer took over as the team’s...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez defends Matt Harvey against Mets

    Matt Harvey found a friend in the media to defend him in his spat with the Mets over an innings limit, and it was none other than Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Martinez, who pitched for the Mets from 2005-2008 but struggled with injuries during his time with the team, weighed in on the matter via Twitter Tuesday. The Mets have to monitor how many stressful innings Harvey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pedro Martinez's number retired in ceremony

This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — It’s official. No. 45 is off limits. The Red Sox retired Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 during a special ceremony Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Martinez, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., over the weekend, dazzled the Boston crowd with both humor and grace throughout the festivities...
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque features his Jheri curl

Pedro Martinez had one request when he was voted into the Hall of Fame: Make sure the image on my plaque includes my Jheri curl. Thankfully those in Cooperstown didn’t let him down. Pedro was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday along with Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio, making for one...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez responds to Colin Cowherd

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pedro Martinez 1, Colin Cowherd 0. ESPN announced Friday that Cowherd no longer will appear on the network after the popular radio host made disparaging comments this week about baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Martinez, a native of the D.R., was asked his opinion on the matter Friday night in Cooperstown, where he...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45 jersey

No one has worn the No. 45 for the Boston Red Sox since Pedro Martinez left in 2004, and no one will ever wear it again. The Red Sox announced Monday afternoon that the club will retire Martinez’s jersey in a pregame ceremony before a July 28 game against the Chicago White Sox. The ceremony comes just two days after the legendary Red Sox pitcher will be inducted into the National...
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez not interested in being Red Sox pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox were in the market for a pitching coach after firing Juan Nieves on Thursday, but one name that wasn’t receptive to the position is new MLB Network analyst Pedro Martinez. Martinez simply didn’t seem to be very keen on the workload that a major league coach has to deal with on an every day basis. “They have never approached me with that mentality...
Via Awful Announcing
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez wants his Jheri curl on Hall of Fame plaque

Pedro Martinez was one of four players who was voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and we are all thankful for that. As expected, Pedro’s interviews have been phenomenal. That includes his answer to a question about the prime of his hairstyling career. On Wednesday, TMZ asked Martinez if his Jheri curl hairstyle...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez was a 'punk,' says voter who didn't cast ballot

Pedro Martinez received an outpouring of love from the baseball community Tuesday, but not everyone’s a fan of No. 45.   Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, earning 91.1 percent of votes from the assembled voters. Still, despite that seemingly high number, there were 49 ballots that didn’t include Martinez’s name. Cleveland Plain Dealer writer...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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