Pedro Martinez Stats

Pedro Martinez was born on Monday, October 25, 1971, in Manoguayabo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Martinez was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 24, 1992, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Pedro Martinez baseball stats page.

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"What do I mean when I say I pitch from my heart? It means something inside me - a feeling I get. It's in my blood, my body. It's not the money. It's my pride, my name. My family's name. My reputation. That's worth more than the $75 million they're paying me." - Pedro Martinez in Esquire (1998)

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez Autograph on a 1993 Topps Baseball Card (#557)

Pedro Martinez Autograph on a 1993 Topps Baseball Card (#557)

Birth Name:
Pedro Jaime Martínez ( Twitter : @45PedroMartinez )
Nickname:
El Grande Pedro (The Great Pedro) - Petey
Born On:
10-25-1971  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Manoguayabo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-24-1992 (Age 20)
Last Game:
11-04-2009
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez Pitching Stats

1992 21 Dodgers 2 1 1 0 1 .000 2.25 0 0 0 8.0 31 6 2 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 -
1993 22 Dodgers 65 2 20 10 5 .667 2.61 0 0 2 107.0 444 76 31 34 5 57 4 119 3 4 1 -
1994 23 Expos 24 23 1 11 5 .688 3.42 1 1 1 144.2 584 115 55 58 11 45 3 142 6 11 0 -
1995 24 Expos 30 30 0 14 10 .583 3.51 2 2 0 194.2 784 158 76 79 21 66 1 174 5 11 2 -
1996 25 Expos 33 33 0 13 10 .565 3.70 4 1 0 216.2 901 189 89 100 19 70 3 222 6 3 0 -
1997 26 Expos 31 31 0 17 8 .680 1.90 13 4 0 241.1 947 158 51 65 16 67 5 305 3 9 1 -
1998 27 Red Sox 33 33 0 19 7 .731 2.89 3 2 0 233.2 951 188 75 82 26 67 3 251 9 8 0 -
1999 28 Red Sox 31 29 1 23 4 .852 2.07 5 1 0 213.1 835 160 49 56 9 37 1 313 6 9 0 0
2000 29 Red Sox 29 29 0 18 6 .750 1.74 7 4 0 217.0 817 128 42 44 17 32 0 284 1 14 0 0
2001 30 Red Sox 18 18 0 7 3 .700 2.39 1 0 0 116.2 456 84 31 33 5 25 0 163 4 6 0 0
2002 31 Red Sox 30 30 0 20 4 .833 2.26 2 0 0 199.1 787 144 50 62 13 40 1 239 3 15 0 0
2003 32 Red Sox 29 29 0 14 4 .778 2.22 3 0 0 186.2 749 147 46 52 7 47 0 206 5 9 0 0
2004 33 Red Sox 33 33 0 16 9 .640 3.90 1 1 0 217.0 903 193 94 99 26 61 0 227 2 16 0 0
2005 34 Mets 31 31 0 15 8 .652 2.82 4 1 0 217.0 843 159 68 69 19 47 3 208 4 4 0 0
2006 35 Mets 23 23 0 9 8 .529 4.48 0 0 0 132.2 550 108 66 72 19 39 2 137 2 10 1 0
2007 36 Mets 5 5 0 3 1 .750 2.57 0 0 0 28.0 128 33 8 11 0 7 1 32 1 2 0 0
2008 37 Mets 20 20 0 5 6 .455 5.61 0 0 0 109.0 493 127 68 70 19 44 3 87 2 6 1 0
2009 38 Phillies 9 9 0 5 1 .833 3.63 0 0 0 44.2 191 48 18 18 7 8 0 37 0 4 0 0
18 Years 476 409 23 219 100 .687 2.93 46 17 3 2,827.1 11,394 2,221 919 1,006 239 760 30 3,154 62 141 6 0

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Pedro Martinez Hitting Stats

1992 21 Dodgers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 22 Dodgers 65 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 23 Expos 24 44 1 4 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 21 5 1 0 1 .091 .146 .136
1995 24 Expos 30 63 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 30 5 2 2 1 .111 .134 .111
1996 25 Expos 33 64 5 6 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 29 16 0 1 0 .094 .159 .109
1997 26 Expos 31 69 5 8 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 28 9 0 0 2 .116 .153 .174
1998 27 Red Sox 33 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 28 Red Sox 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 29 Red Sox 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 30 Red Sox 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 31 Red Sox 30 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2003 32 Red Sox 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 33 Red Sox 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 34 Mets 31 69 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 26 6 0 0 1 .087 .100 .087
2006 35 Mets 23 38 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 16 9 0 0 0 .105 .150 .132
2007 36 Mets 5 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222
2008 37 Mets 20 39 3 6 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 15 7 0 0 0 .154 .154 .179
2009 38 Phillies 9 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071
18 Years 476 434 22 43 6 2 0 0 18 15 0 190 63 3 3 5 .099 .134 .122

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Pedro Martinez Fielding Stats

1992 Dodgers P 2 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1993 Dodgers P 65 2 321 8 0.1 8 4 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.67
1994 Expos P 24 23 434 28 1.2 24 9 15 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.49
1995 Expos P 30 30 584 39 1.3 37 14 23 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.71
1996 Expos P 33 33 650 31 0.9 28 11 17 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.16
1997 Expos P 31 31 724 39 1.3 38 7 31 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.42
1998 Red Sox P 33 33 701 33 1.0 29 11 18 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .879 1.12
1999 Red Sox P 31 29 640 29 0.9 28 13 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.18
2000 Red Sox P 29 29 651 42 1.4 42 14 28 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
2001 Red Sox P 18 18 350 10 0.6 10 5 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.77
2002 Red Sox P 30 30 598 35 1.2 33 16 17 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.49
2003 Red Sox P 29 29 560 34 1.2 34 14 20 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
2004 Red Sox P 33 33 651 33 1.0 32 16 16 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.33
2005 Mets P 31 31 651 25 0.8 25 6 19 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
2006 Mets P 23 23 399 25 1.1 20 7 13 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.35
2007 Mets P 5 5 84 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.32
2008 Mets P 20 20 327 23 1.2 23 6 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.90
2009 Phillies P 9 9 135 7 0.8 7 1 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
P Totals 476 409 8,484 442 0.9 419 155 264 23 11 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.33
18 Years 476 409 8,484 442 0.9 419 155 264 23 11 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.33

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Pedro Martinez Miscellaneous Stats

1992 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.00 9.00 1.13
1993 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.09 10.01 4.79
1994 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 8.8 3.16 8.83 2.80
1995 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 31.5 2.64 8.04 3.05
1996 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 16.0 3.17 9.22 2.91
1997 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.5 0.0 4.55 11.37 2.50
1998 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.4 0.0 3.75 9.67 2.58
1999 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 8.46 13.20 1.56
2000 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.88 11.78 1.33
2001 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.52 12.57 1.93
2002 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 0.0 5.98 10.79 1.81
2003 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.38 9.93 2.27
2004 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.72 9.41 2.53
2005 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.7 69.0 4.43 8.63 1.95
2006 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 38.0 3.51 9.29 2.65
2007 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 0.0 4.57 10.29 2.25
2008 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 9.8 1.98 7.18 3.63
2009 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 14.0 4.63 7.46 1.61
18 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 24.1 4.15 10.04 2.42

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Pedro Martinez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 45 $109,000.00 - -
1993 Los Angeles Dodgers 45 $119,000.00 - -
1994 Montreal Expos 37 , 45 $200,000.00 - n/a
1995 Montreal Expos 45 $270,000.00 - -
1996 Montreal Expos 45 $315,000.00 Stats -
1997 Montreal Expos 45 $3,615,000.00 Stats -
1998 Boston Red Sox 45 $7,575,000.00 Stats -
1999 Boston Red Sox 45 $11,100,000.00 Stats -
2000 Boston Red Sox 45 $11,500,000.00 Stats -
2001 Boston Red Sox 45 $13,000,000.00 - -
2002 Boston Red Sox 45 $14,000,000.00 Stats -
2003 Boston Red Sox 45 $15,500,000.00 - -
2004 Boston Red Sox 45 $17,500,000.00 - Stats
2005 New York Mets 45 $10,875,000.00 Stats -
2006 New York Mets 45 $14,875,000.00 Stats -
2007 New York Mets 45 $14,002,234.00 - -
2008 New York Mets 45 $11,813,351.00 - -
2009 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $2,500,000.00 - -
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On September 3, 2007 , Pedro Martinez struck out Scott Hatteberg in the bottom of the second inning, his 2,999 career strikeout. The next batter, Aaron Harang , put Pedro into the 3,000 Strikeouts Club , an amazing accomplishment that MLB writer Marty Noble described so well, we believe it should be preserved forever:

Pedro records 3,000th strikeout

The baseball moved untouched past the bat of Aaron Harang and popped into the catcher's mitt of Paul Lo Duca for the third strike of the third out of the second inning. Without hesitation, Lo Duca stood, flipped the ball in the general direction of the pitcher's mound and headed for the dugout, oblivious to what he essentially had discarded. Pedro Martinez noticed Lo Duca's oversight, detoured and made the pick.

"I live in a box, what can I say?" Lo Duca would say a few hours later.

He had caught the third strike of the 3,000th strikeout of Martinez's career. The catcher was caught unaware. And then he caught a little heat. "How was I supposed to know?" Lo Duca said. "No one told me."

He wasn't alone in his box. Tom Glavine found out just before game time that Martinez needed merely two strikeouts to join a rather select group. Manager Willie Randolph and even pitching coach Rick Peterson knew nothing about it. Martinez's benchmark achievement -- he now is one of 15 pitchers ever to amass 3,000 strikeouts -- was nearly the equivalent of a tree falling in an uninhabited forest.

If Martinez throws a third strike past Harang and no one is counting, does it make history?

With little pregame fanfare and only a modest response from those gathered, Martinez added his name to a list of elite pitchers in baseball history Monday. Now "Pedro" stands with Rocket and Lefty and the Unit , Gibby , Fergy and the Franchise, The Big Train , Ryan Express and Knucksie and the others. The career resume that probably will earn him a place in the Hall of Fame now has a conspicuous round number.

Martinez struck out two batters in the second inning of the Mets ' Labor Day game against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, not that anyone was counting.

Significantly more attention had focused on his return to the Mets rotation than on his career strikeout total. And it was more important to him, the Mets and probably, the Phillies and Braves , that he pitched five innings in his first appearance in a game this season, his first since Sept. 27 last season and his first since undergoing shoulder surgery Oct. 5.

His victims were Scott Hatteberg , his former Red Sox teammate and catcher, and Harang , the opposing pitcher. Hatteberg struck out swinging, leading off the second after Martinez had allowed two runs in the first inning. He tipped a changeup, the eighth pitch of his at-bat, into Lo Duca's mitt. Then after retiring Edwin Encarnacion of a fly ball, Martinez struck out Harang on four pitchers, the fourth a swinging strike.

And Lo Duca treated the ball as if it were diseased. "I'm pretty sure he was focused on getting me through the game and not 3,000 strikeouts ," Martinez said.

Martinez had the same focus.

"In today's game, I wasn't thinking about 3,000 ," he said. I had other things to think about. I feel very good about it. I knew it was out there. But I needed two, so it wasn't big to me. But it's a big thing when you see the names. It feels great. But it doesn't compare with being back with team."

Martinez's velocity, a minor issue during his long rehab, was in the 85-88 mph range until the fifth inning, when he threw one pitch clocked at 90 and another at 89. Martinez appeared to be throwing with more of a sidearm angle than in the past. He threw 76 pitches, most of them offspeed, 47 for strikes. The Reds scored three runs, two of them earned, on five hits and three walks, one intentional. He struck out four to raise his career total to 3,002 and notched his 207th career victory.

The first two strikeouts put Martinez in an even more select group. Of the 15 with 3,000 strikeouts , only he, Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson have more strikeouts than innings pitched. When Martinez finished his workday, he had thrown 2,650 2/3 innings and struck out 3,002. Ryan , the all-time strikeout leader with 5,714, threw 5,386 innings, and Johnson , third in strikeouts behind Roger Clemens , has 4,616 in 3,855 1/3 innings.

At age 35, Martinez hardly is a challenge to the leaders. He is likely to remain in 15th place this season because the 14th pitcher, Curt Schilling , has 3,101, and his career is on-going. Among the retired pitchers with 3,000 or more, Bob Gibson has the fewest with 3,117. He and perhaps three others are within Martinez's reach.

He doesn't strike 'em out like he used to. He says he's not obsessed with strikeouts, never was. But he wanted the ball.

Source: Marty Noble. Pedro records 3,000th strikeout. Source .

Did you know that Pedro Martinez is the only pitcher in baseball history who has at least 3,000 career strikeouts, but fewer than 3,000 innings pitched? A feat made possible because Petey was top five in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched eleven different seasons, first overall in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003, and finished his career with 10.0398 strikeouts per 9-innings pitched, third most in Major League history, behind only Kerry Wood (10.3174) and Randy Johnson (10.6098).

Pedro Martinez Hall of Fame Plaque
Pedro Martinez | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2015 ( HOF )
Ichiro Suzuki , Mark McLemore and Ruben Sierra led off the game on May 18, 2002 , and each one of them struck out versus Pedro Martinez. Three strikeout innings aren't truly remarkable until you look at the pitch-by-pitch, Pedro Martinez threw exactly nine pitches that inning, all nine of them were strikes, and all three batters were retired on strikeouts, the first known Immaculate Inning thrown by a Boston Red Sox pitcher.

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