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Pedro Martinez

Meet The Baseball Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2015 | Sports

The Hall calls have been made. Former Major League Baseball stars Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to...

Which MLB Legends Will Get The Hall Call?

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 01.06.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the ba...

Biased WAR and JAWS Stats Can't Keep John Smoltz From the Hall of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Major League Baseball seems poised to admit its largest class into the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1936. Of those candidates for Cooperstown, fewer are generating as much debate as John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves.

Pedro Martinez Shows Solidarity With a Young Pitcher

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Ventura is a very good young pitcher who was a member of the Royals rotation all year where he posted a very respectable 3.20 ERA and a 14-10 record. Bringing him in to pitch in an unfamiliar situation like on only two days rest seemed especially strange and almost cruel to the young pitcher.

Are the Boston Red Sox Thumbing Their Noses at Bud Selig?

Hart Seely | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Hart Seely

By inducting Clemens, Boston seems to be bucking the Selig iron rule of baseball morality: that no player accused of using performance enhancing drugs shall be recognized for his past achievements.

A Step in the Right Direction for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.

Jack Morris, Mike Mussina and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the BBWAA's failure to vote many players into the Hall of Fame in recent years, including none last year, this year's Hall of Fame Ballot has well over ten candidates who have solid to excellent Hall of Fame credentials.

12-year-old School Shooter Got Gun From Home

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

SPARKS, Nev. -- SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The 12-year-old student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two classmates and killing a ...

Pedro The Analyst

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez has endured and savored a little of everything in the pressure of the postseason. Tussling with Don Zimmer. Blowing a big ...

A Midsummer Classic Scrapbook: MLB Great All-Star Game Moments

Devra Maza | Posted 09.21.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Scrapbooks are made for memorable moments. Within their treasured confines, they hold the highlights of lifetimes and preserve favorite pictures of milestone achievements. Baseball's All-Star Game is the perfect stage to fill those pages.

A Well Deserved Championship for the Dominican Republic

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

It is hard to imagine baseball over the last half century without the contributions of people like Marichal, the Alou brothers, Tony Fernandez, Joaquin Andujar, Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and so many others.

Red Sox Bring Back Pedro

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports

BOSTON — Former Boston manager Terry Francona gave Pedro Martinez a big hug along with some advice to help him in his new job as a special assis...

Vegas Getting 'Em While They're Young

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas-area school administrators are enlisting volunteers for a push to find and encourage students to return to the classroom in a d...

8 Amazing MLB All-Star Game Performances

Posted 09.11.2011 | Sports

On the heels of a very memorable Home Run Derby, in which Robinson Cano hit a record 12 home runs in the final round to win the contest, the 2011 All-...

Wilson Valdez Won a Game and Became a Legend

David Paul | Posted 07.27.2011 | Sports
David Paul

Wilson Valdez has earned himself a permanent place in Phillies, and baseball, lore. Perhaps it is too soon to speak the name Dave Roberts, but Wednesday night's game was the stuff kid's dreams are made of.

Retiring?

AP | Posted 07.01.2011 | Sports

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez has virtually ruled out a return to the major leagues and says he is on his way to retirement...

Former Cy Young Winner To Get Smithsonian Portrait

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — A portrait of former All-Star baseball pitcher Pedro Martinez is being unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Ma...

Will God Get Credit For Winning The Super Bowl?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Paul Cloos Religion News Service (RNS) When the Auburn Tigers won the BCS college football championship against the Oregon Ducks, Auburn coach Gen...

Mets: The Case for Bobby Valentine

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

The Mets do not need another easy going, laid back manager who will always be calm and collected no matter how bad things get. They need someone with fire and aggression.

Pedro Martinez: I'd Rather Vacation Than Play Baseball

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Pedro Martinez's phone has been ringing during the last two weeks. Several major league teams – the three-time Cy Young Award ...

The Reality of Hype

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

I believe I know the next unbelievable pitcher in Major League Baseball: Jenrry Mejia. At age 20, Mejia is ready to establish himself as one of the premier pitchers in the league.

Pettitte, Martinez Face Off For World Series Win

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball...

AJ Burnett Pedro Martinez: World Series Starting Pitchers Set For Game 2

AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Pedro Martinez has a long history of memorable starts against the New York Yankees. He's pitched against them during the regular seas...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It's a mess in Washington and we're not talking politics, it's the Redskins. The organization is blaming the media -- if it would stop printing the NFL standings, fans would have no idea the team stinks.

The Pedro I Know

Jonah Keri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonah Keri

Pedro was a force of nature, a cross between Tyson and Ali in their primes, knocking you out with devastating blows, then tantalizing you with amazing finesse.