Pedro Martinez’s day at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dominican-American soprano Janette Marquez will sing the Dominican national anthem on occasion of the induction of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martinez to the National Baseball Hall of Fame of the United States on Sunday, 26 July 2015.
Martinez is inducted on Sunday having been just one of 11 pitchers in the game’s history to be named on 90% of the election ballots.
Martinez’s prime was from 1997-2003, reports Christopher Smith in an analysis on why Pedro Martinez is considered one of baseball’s greatest pitchers of all times. During those seven seasons, he averaged 17 wins, 5 losses, a 2.20 ERA, 252 strikeouts, 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings and 2 shutouts per season. The sports expert concludes that Martinez’s career ERA+ of 154 is best among all starting pitchers in MLB history and second best all-time among MLB pitchers to Yankees longtime closer Mariano Rivera’s career 205 mark. Pedro Martinez’s 1.74 ERA during his 2000 season is legendary in baseball history.
The induction of Martinez to the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame is the highlight of the Hall of Fame Weekend 2015, from 24-27 July. Martinez joins Americans Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz who will each deliver speeches beginning at 1:30pm at the Clark Sports Center on that day.
Pedro Martinez credits his success to the support of his brother Ramon Martinez, who first joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after training in the Las Palmas Dodgers Academy in the Dominican Republic.
The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony can be followed live on MLB Network and or by webcast by the Baseball Hall of Fame website at http://baseballhall.org/hof/class-of-2015
Source: DR1, Masslive.com
July 24, 2015
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