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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Pedro Martinez: Focus shifts to foundation, Hall of Fame call

One day, Pedro Martinez could join countryman Juan Marichal in Cooperstown and become the second Dominican-born player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But in the meantime, the retired pitcher said he is concentrating on his foundation and serving as an ambassador of goodwill.

“I am getting excited, and I hope that nothing goes wrong with the [Hall of Fame] voters and they appreciate what I have done in the big leagues,” said Martinez, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Monday night’s Caribbean Series game between the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. “Hopefully, I will be there on the first ballot or however.”

...In December, Martinez said he is going to announce his retirement with parties in Boston and the Dominican Republic. What’s certain is that he finished his career with a 219-100 record, a 2.93 ERA, 3,154 strikeouts, eight All-Star selections and a .687 winning percentage, which is second among pitchers with at least 300 games since 1919.

Thanks to CharlieB.

Repoz Posted: February 07, 2012 at 05:52 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, red sox

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   1. TomH Posted: February 07, 2012 at 07:48 AM (#4055280)
a .687 winning percentage, which is second among pitchers with at least 300 games since 1919.
It's also the highest winning percentage among pitchers with at least 300 games in the last 55 years.

And if you add in post-season records, it is the highest winning pct (.684) of any pitcher since 1900.
   2. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: February 07, 2012 at 08:18 AM (#4055287)
a .687 winning percentage, which is second among pitchers with at least 300 games since 1919.
It's also the highest winning percentage among pitchers with at least 300 games in the last 55 years.


I'm confused by the endpoints. The only guys ahead of him, per BBREF leader boards, are 3 19th cent pitchers, 2 guys with fewer than 300 games, and Whitey Ford who retired 45 years ago. I don't see how 1919 or 55 years ago enter into anything.
   3. Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: February 07, 2012 at 08:46 AM (#4055298)
1919 makes some sense to me if you accept 1920 as the dead ball/live ball cutoff. I think Tom was just adding some context.
   4. ntr RdP Posted: February 07, 2012 at 09:41 AM (#4055336)
I saw Pedro last week and he said he was in the best shape of his life! I think he could catch on again with the a team like the Expos.
   5. GuyMcGuffin Posted: February 07, 2012 at 10:58 AM (#4055446)
Just want to clarify that by "games" everybody means "decisions." I don't want Brendan Donnelly to feel slighted with his 32-10 record in 386 games.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 07, 2012 at 11:04 AM (#4055454)
Ron Mahay has better than a .687, in 514 career games!

   7. TomH Posted: February 07, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4055636)
by 55 years, I meant you could look back at the period 1947-2011 and ask 'who had the best wpct among P with 300 decisions?'

   8. Randy Jones Posted: February 07, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4055653)
by 55 years, I meant you could look back at the period 1947-2011 and ask 'who had the best wpct among P with 300 decisions?'


1947-2011 is 65 years, not 55 and the answer to the question is Whitey Ford, not Pedro.
   9. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 07, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4055912)
One day, Pedro Martinez could join countryman Juan Marichal in Cooperstown and become the second Dominican-born player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

What's this "could" the author speaketh? I believe "will" is the appropriate term here.

Hopefully, I will be there on the first ballot or however

However? That is some serious humble pie he's eating.

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