Cooperstown Calls for Pedro Martinez

On the field and off, Pedro Martinez truly one of a kind

The righthander gave us matchless talent and revolutionized Boston’s baseball culture.

Pedro Martinez is the second Dominican Hall of Famer, joining Juan Marichal.

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Pedro Martinez is the second Dominican Hall of Famer, joining Juan Marichal.

Peter Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ST3101-500776-LZNQ-7196--90x90.jpg What made Pedro Martinez so great?

Fueled in part by his doubters, Martinez developed a formidable arsenal of pitches that delivered him to the Hall of Fame.

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When Pedro Martinez was wowing the crowds, people often asked: How did he do that? Here’s a look at his secrets.

Dan Shaughnessy

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Martinez’s 1999 performances in the All-Star Game and the 17-strikeout gem at Yankee Stadium can’t be topped.

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The process of creating Pedro Martinez’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaque is handled by a sculptor and a foundry in the Steel City.

nick cafardo | on baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/fb6ed47456bb408ab77f70246313f3ef-50448b97aca8412ca69738647818ed2f-0.jpg It’s a baseball weekend like no other

No baseball worries this weekend, just time to enjoy the game and celebrate the new inductees.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Pedro%20Martinez%20Filer-225111-6509.jpg Pedro Martinez’s 1999 season was something special

Martinez won pitching’s “triple crown,” and had memorable performances in the regular season, All-Star Game, and playoffs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Pedro%20Pitches-283214-6513--90x90.jpg Oh baby, what a game in 2000: Martinez vs. Clemens

A duel for the ages in Yankee Stadium nearly had long-term effects for a reporter’s family.

Pedro Martinez, shown pitching for Montreal in 1997, said he still follows the Nationals because “I know the bones of the Expos are there.’’

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Seeds of Pedro Martinez’s greatness sown with Expos

Martinez went 55-33 over four seasons in Montreal.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

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Peter Abraham shares an inside look at how Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez treated reporters, from educating them to teasing them.

Alex Speier

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Many Red Sox luminaries — like Curt Schilling — have impressive résumés, but it is uncertain if they are Hall worthy.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-6511.png In Boston, we got the best of Pedro

His most dominant years were with the Red Sox — and he was pretty entertaining off the field, as well.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Was8893361-6999--90x90.jpg Pedro Martinez voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Strikeout artist Randy Johnson, Braves stalwart John Smoltz, and Astros star Craig Biggio also were elected.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/PEDRO%20SMILE-228710.jpg Boston loved Pedro Martinez, and the feeling was mutual

The Dominican righthander, voted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in January, relished the electric atmosphere at his must-see starts at Fenway Park.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/pedro945-6590.jpg Pedro Martinez pleased with Hall of Fame vote total

The fact that 49 voters left him off their ballots did not faze the new Hall of Famer in the least.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ecf2e6c1eaae41c692be4c5dffe1593d-ecf2e6c1eaae41c692be4c5dffe1593d-0.jpg What would Pedro Martinez be worth in today’s market?

If Pedro in his prime was a free agent right now, it’s possible he would command a record contract and also be well worth it.

Congratulations roll in for Pedro Martinez

Former teammate David Ortiz was quick to offer a kind word, and the Red Sox posted a message at Fenway Park.

How Globe writers voted in Baseball Hall of Fame election

Four eligible staffers cast their ballots for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame.