Ed Note: Pedro Martinez didn’t die or anything, don’t worry. There is never a bad time to look over the crazy numbers Pedro posted during the most offensively-charged era in baseball history and marvel, simply marvel, at sheer nuttiness of his achievements. The latest entry from Craig Robinson does just that, laying out Pedro’s career achievements for all to see. Enjoy!
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Posted by Craig Robinson under Flip Flop Fly Ball, Pedro Martinez on Jun 27, 2013
Posted by Drew Fairservice under HardBall Talkin', Pedro Martinez on Jan 30, 2013
It might be easy to forget that many years ago, a professional baseball team played out of Montreal. They were called the Expos, and for a brief time they were the really good. They had talent all around the diamond but Pedro Martinez was their leader. Not the “leader” in the rah-rah sense. Maybe he was, I don’t really know.
Pedro Martinez was the leader in the “he’s better than the other players” sense. Pedro Martinez was literally the best. Unlike his contemporary and pretender to the throne Greg Maddux, Pedro didn’t hide in the NL for his entire career.
Pedro didn’t hide from a cot damn thing, including breaking protocol by straight beaning Reggie Sanders in the middle of a no-hitter. Pedro finished the day with eight strikeouts in eight innings, allowing a single base hit and no walks. He apparently had a beef with Reggie Sanders and threw at him three times before Sanders charged the mound, starting the donnybrook you see above.
Not that hitting batters and fighting is cool or appropriate for grown men or anything, but Pedro Martinez remains all that is awesome. Just in case you forgot, I thought I’d re-introduce this concept for your edification. So please, edify away.