NESN 30: Pedro Martinez Strikes Out 17 Yankees In One-Hit Masterpiece

Pedro Martinez pitched plenty of gems in his history-making 1999 season, but none were better than his outing on Sept. 10 in the Bronx. Martinez took the hill against the New York Yankees that night and was just about unhittable. New York’s Chili Davis broke through with a solo home run in the second inning, but that was all the Yankees would get all night. Martinez retired the...
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NESN 30: Fenway Park Celebrates A Century Of Baseball (Video)

On April 20, 2012, Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday. Former Boston Red Sox players from different decades – like Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Pedro Martinez — were honored in a pregame ceremony celebrating a century of baseball at the historic ballpark. Perhaps the late Red Sox announcer Carl Beane summed up the festivities perfectly when he said, “The one...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price: I expect to be here

Rays ace David Price, who once again has been the subject of trade rumors, has made it clear that he expects to stay if Tampa Bay can climb back into playoff contention. "We're playing well right now, so I expect to be here," Price told reporters on Monday. "If we continue to play good baseball the way we have and continue to win, I feel like we have a shot,...
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Derek Jeter’s ‘The Dive’ Happened 10 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of Derek Jeter‘s most memorable moments in pinstripes. A game was being played in The Bronx on July 1, 2004 between the Yankees and the Red Sox. The pitching match-up for the game was between Yankees rookie Brad Halsey, and the thorn in every Yankees fans side, Pedro Martinez. Weather-wise, it was a gorgeous day in The Bronx. I had tickets...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez ‘Really Impressed’ With Red Sox Pitching Prospects

The Boston Red Sox offense that won the 2013 World Series has been quiet this season. Boston has scored only 301 runs in 79 games, good for third worst in the American League. But one promising part of a less-than-promising season so far has been the Red Sox pitching staff. And according to Pedro Martinez, that staff could be even better next year. Martinez spoke on 93.7′s “Middays...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking professional, Toussaint ready to begin career

PHOENIX -- With a checkered red bow tie on his neck and a BMW on his shopping list, Diamondbacks first-round draft pick Touki Toussaint made a striking impression at his introductory press conference on Saturday. Toussaint, a shortstop turned right-handed pitcher, always believes in shooting high. He grew up idolizing Jackie Robinson and considers Pedro Martinez and Jose Fernandez...
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Don Zimmer Once Fought Pedro Martinez, Got Tossed To The Ground

Don Zimmer, a baseball lifer, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Vin Scully got emotional talking about the former Dodger, so did the Rays broadcast. As far as Zimmer playing/managing on the diamond, there was nothing more notable of Zimmer’s career in baseball than the time he tried to fight Pedro Martinez during Game 3 […] The post Don Zimmer Once Fought Pedro Martinez...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The time Don Zimmer tried to fight Pedro Martinez (Video)

Baseball lifer Don Zimmer died on Wednesday at the age of 83, leaving behind many memories and stories of his ties to the game he loved. Maybe it’s fitting, or perhaps it’s unfortunate, but when I think of Don Zimmer, I think of the old man who was a constant presence in the Yankees and […]
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Don Zimmer: the Time He Took on Pedro Martinez

The baseball world lost a great one Wednesday when longtime coach Don Zimmer passed away. He was 83. Of those years he spent the vast majority of them involved in professional baseball starting as a player in 1954 with the Dodgers ('49 including his minor league time) and ending as a special advisor with the Tampa Bay Rays this season.There are countless stories about his intensity...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Predicted Rubby De La Rosa Would Be Asset For Red Sox (Video)

Right-handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa tossed a gem in his first major league start with the Boston Red Sox, dazzling over seven shutout innings on the way to his team’s sixth straight win Saturday night. The 25-year-old had already been turning heads this year in Pawtucket, and De La Rosa certainly didn’t shrink under the bright lights at Fenway Park. When the Red Sox acquired...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez & Kevin Millar Visit NESN Booth

Former Boston Red Sox player Curt Schilling hugs David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on May 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The pregame ceremony commemorated the 2004 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox team. With the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship team in the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez’s Former Red Sox Teammates Endorse New Cubs Coaching Gig

BOSTON — Whatever the Chicago Cubs are hoping to get out of Manny Ramirez’s new role as a minor league player-coach, it won’t be a sage, wizened old man. “I just see a big kid,” Pedro Martinez said. “Manny remains the same way. Manny is a kid — with a couple of gray hairs.” With Ramirez, Martinez and the rest of the 2004 Boston Red Sox in attendance at Fenway Park...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mood In Boston Changed After Pivotal Game 4 Win In 2004 ALCS (Video)

When the Boston Red Sox fell behind 3-0 to the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, even the folks here at NESN were skeptical about how Game 4 would play out. But after the Sox took a big W, the atmosphere in Boston started to change. Knowing that Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling were the next two starting pitchers in the rotation, it looked as though...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Makes Early Arrival At Fenway Rocking New Hairdo (Photos)

Fenway Park is Manny’s house once again. Boston Red Sox great Manny Ramirez was back at his old stomping grounds Wednesday, taking a spin around the field with a smile on his face (and a new haircut on his head) in anticipation of the ceremony celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the 2004 World Series championship team. Manny's in the house. Said it's "awesome"...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Honor 2004 "CurseBusters" Tonight

From TWITTER Feed Of Pedro MartinezBelieve it or not, it's been a decade since the 2004 Red Sox broke the mythical "Curse Of The Bambino" by winning the 2004 World Series. After 86 years, The Nation could finally breathe again. So, if you want to celebrate that achievement: Who 'Ya Gonna Call? How about a bevy of 2004 players—led by Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez Reunite Ahead Of Fenway Ceremony (Photo)

#ThrowbackThursday came a few days early this week. The 2004 Boston Red Sox are back in town to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their Curse-breaking World Series title Wednesday at Fenway Park, and it looks like a few of them had a reunion of their own the night before the ceremony. Recordando los buenos tiempos! Remembering good times!— Pedro Martinez...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Gets All Existential On Pitching

(AP Photo)In an incredible interview on, David Laurila gets Pedro Martinez to wax eloquent on the art and science of pitching. We always knew Pedro was a pitching savant, but this interview takes that understanding to new heights. Laurila gets the former Red Sox ace to discuss things like: the importance of "feel" in pitching, the impact of Mother Nature on...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez on the art and science of pitching

Pedro Martinez was a genius with a baseball in his right hand. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time, he didn’t just overpower hitters. He outsmarted them. When he was on top of his game – as he often was – he was almost unhittable. No starting pitcher in history has a better […]
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Urges Warm Fan Welcome For Manny

On May 28th, the Red Sox will honor the 2004 World Champion "Idiots" in a ceremony before that night's game against the Braves. Pedro Martinez will be there along with most of the members of that storied team‚ including Manny Ramirez. Pedro hopes that fans will put aside any bad thoughts about Manny's departure from Boston and give him a warm welcome. Said Pedro...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez to be at BoSox's '04 World Series celebration

It wouldn’t be a World Series party without the MVP. Manny Ramirez is expected to attend the Boston Red Sox’s 2004 World Series anniversary celebration on May 28 at Fenway Park, according to the team’s official Twitter account. Ramirez, of course, earned World Series MVP honors in ’04. This guy is in. Join us at Fenway on 5/28 as we honor the '04 Champs!
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings and Ducks fans brawl, dude goes Pedro Martinez / Don Zimmer on blonde chick

Kings and Ducks fans brawled after the Kings took a 2-0 series lead in Anaheim last night. And one girl was Don Zimmer to brawling dude's Pedro Martinez. [Crossing Broad]If only the recorder had been the one to go horizontal. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Pedro Martinez Out of the Bullpen

The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest ... Read More
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stache Throwback Thursday: Sprinklers At Shea Interupt A Pedro Martinez Start

As has become a bit of a tradition on twitter and other social media places, Thursdays have become “Throwback Thursdays” as people share things from their past. So we here at The Daily Stache figured we would join the crowd and provide you with a Mets Throwback Thursday moment that we find among the vast jungle that is the internet. For our first moment that we found, we bring...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An Ode to Pedro Martinez’ 1999 Season

Fifteen years ago, Pedro Martinez had the greatest season ever by a pitcher. Apologies to Old Hoss Radbourn. In 29 starts and 213.1 innings, Pedro fanned hitters at a 37.5 percent rate, while walking only 4.4 percent. That looks even more impressive considering that the average strikeout and walk rates for major league starters were 15.6 percent, and 8.8 percent, respectively. He...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez Share Laughs At Red Sox Spring Training

David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez still know how to have a good time. Ortiz and Martinez, teammates with the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and 2004, resumed sharing a clubhouse on occasion last season, when Pedro rejoined the organization as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. The cheery tandem picked up right where they left off, and on Friday the pair shared some laughs...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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