Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will feature Red Sox cap
Pedro Martinez will be depicted wearing a Red Sox cap on his plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame, the museum announced Thursday.
“I cannot be any prouder to take Red Sox Nation to the Hall of Fame with the logo on my plaque,” Martinez said in a statement. “I am extremely proud to represent Boston and all of New England with my Hall of Fame career. I’m grateful to all of the teams for which I played, and especially fans, for making this amazing honor come true.”
The Hall announced last week that Randy Johnson would be inducted as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Martinez pitched for five teams over his 18 big-league seasons, but spent the most time in Boston.
In seven seasons with the Red Sox he had a 117-37 record with a 2.52 ERA and 0.978 WHIP.
Martinez broke in with the Los Angeles Dodgers late in the 1992 season and was traded to the Montreal Expos in November 1993.
The Expos dealt Martinez to Boston in November 1997 and he remained with the Red Sox until leaving to sign a free-agent deal with the New York Mets in December 2004.
He also spent part of one season, 2009, with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Martinez won three Cy Young awards—one with Montreal in 1997 and two in a row with the Red Sox (1999-2000).
- Phil Watson