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The Strike Zone Podcast: Pedro Martinez on new book, MLB career

In this week's Strike Zone podcast, former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez talks to Tom Verducci about his new book, "Pedro," as well as his Hall of Fame career and rivalry with the Yankees.

With his new autobiography "Pedro" set to hit shelves next week, Hall of Famer and former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez is this week's guest on The Strike Zone podcast. Join Pedro and Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer Tom Verducci as they talk about the book, Martinez's brilliant career, his clashes with the media, his bitter rivalry with the Yankees, the agony of the 2003 season and the ecstasy of Boston's championship in '04, and his memories from the game.

You should also make sure to check out's exclusive excerpt from "Pedro," in which the Dominican righthander discusses his friendship with Manny Ramirez, his fight with Don Zimmer, and his fateful start in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series.

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