Hall of Fame: Pedro Martinez


Born: October 25, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic

Hall of Fame induction: 2015

Primary Team: Boston Red Sox

Hall of Fame plaque:

Featuring an electric arsenal of pitches that vanquished batters during an era of high octane offense. The fiery righty from the Dominican Republic owned the inside part of the plate with an exploding fastball and confounding changeup. Led league in ERA five times and strikeouts three times en route to three Cy Young Awards and eight All-Star selections. The first pitcher to retire with 3,154 strikeouts in fewer than 3,000 innings. Won 219 games with an astounding .687 winning percentage. Posted 117-37 record in Boston, helping to lead Red Sox to 2004 World Series Championship.

MLB debut: Sept. 24, 1992, for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Last MLB appearance: Sept. 30, 2009, for the Philadelphia Phillies


Won–Loss record: 219–100

Winning percentage: .687

ERA: 2.93

Strikeouts: 3,154


Los Angeles Dodgers 1992–1993

Montreal Expos 1994–1997

Boston Red Sox 1998–2004

New York Mets 2005–2008

Philadelphia Phillies 2009


Cy Young Award (3): 1997, 1999, 2000

Triple Crown: 1999

MLB wins leader: 1999

MLB ERA leader: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003

AL strikeout leader: 1999, 2000, 2002

World Series champion: 2004 Boston Red Sox

All-Star (8): 1996–2000, 2002, 2005, 2006