No one in the Red Sox has worn Pedro Martínez's number since he left the team in 2004, and moments ago it was made official: No one else is going to wear 45.
The team announced the following in a press release:
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Fans attending the game will also receive a replica of Martinez's Cooperstown Hall of Fame plaque.
The first ballot Hall of Famer spent seven years with the Red Sox, where he accomplished the following:
1. He made the All-Star team four times (1998-2000, 2002).
2. Was the All-Star game MVP (1999).
3. Won two Cy Young Awards (1999, 2000)
4. Won the pitching Triple Crown (1999).
5. MLB wins champion (1999).
6. Was the MLB ERA champion four times (1999-2000, 2002-2003)
7. Was the MLB strikeout champion three times (1999-2000, 2002)
8. Helped the Red Sox break a Curse and win a World Series for the first time in 86 years.
Pedro will join an elite group of Red Sox retired numbers; a group where Bobby Doerr (#1), Joe Cronin (#4), Johnny Pesky (#6), Carl Yastrzemski (#8), Ted Williams (#9), Jim Rice (#14), Carlton Fisk (#27) and Jackie Robinson (#42) are the only members.
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