Dominance on the Mound, the Purist’s Dream…..

Pedro Martinez, Hall of Famer! Pedro points to the centerfield scoreboard yesterday at Fenway Park which proclaims him a Hall of Famer, following his call to the Hall. (Photo Billie Weiss)

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez poses in front of a congratulatory scoreboard message after being informed that he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, January 6, 2015."

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Yesterday Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio got the call. On July 26th they will take their rightful places among the game’s elite. Biggio was in his third year on the ballot while the other three join the mega elite as first time inductees. It marks the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame that three first timers were inducted on successive years, joining Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas from last year’s class.

Today I give you a peek at the dominance that was Pedro Martinez. Enjoy!

This piece originally ran in February of 2013. 

A couple of weeks back, I posted about brothers who have played together as teammates on a big league team. The Red Sox had four pair of teammate brothers, one of them Ramon and Pedro Martinez. This winter Pedro rejoined the Red Sox as a special assistant to the General Manager.

Pedro Martinez helped celebrate the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, where he was 58-19 in his career. (Getty Images)

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About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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