Ramon Martinez Stats

Ramon Martinez was born on Friday, March 22, 1968, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Martinez was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 13, 1988, 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 Ramon Martinez baseball stats page.

"(Ramon) Martinez tied for second in the NL's strikeout race with 223 K's in 234 innings. The poker-faced 22-year-old throws pure gas with a herky-jerky delivery that'll keep him successful for many years." - Inside Sports, February 1991
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Autograph on a 1996 Fleer (#366)
Ramon Martinez Autograph on a 1996 Fleer (#366)

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Birth Name:
Ramón Jaime Martínez
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-22-1968  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santo Domingo, 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:
Santo Domingo Escuela (Santo Domingo, DR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
173
First Game:
08-13-1988 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-01-2001
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1988 20 Dodgers 9 6 0 1 3 .250 3.79 0 0 0 35.2 151 27 15 17 0 22 1 23 1 0 0 -
1989 21 Dodgers 15 15 0 6 4 .600 3.19 2 2 0 98.2 410 79 35 39 11 41 1 89 1 5 0 -
1990 22 Dodgers 33 33 0 20 6 .769 2.92 12 3 0 234.1 950 191 76 89 22 67 5 223 3 4 3 -
1991 23 Dodgers 33 33 0 17 13 .567 3.27 6 4 0 220.1 916 190 80 89 18 69 4 150 6 7 0 -
1992 24 Dodgers 25 25 0 8 11 .421 4.00 1 1 0 150.2 662 141 67 82 11 69 4 101 9 5 0 -
1993 25 Dodgers 32 32 0 10 12 .455 3.44 4 3 0 211.2 918 202 81 88 15 104 9 127 2 4 2 -
1994 26 Dodgers 24 24 0 12 7 .632 3.97 4 3 0 170.0 718 160 75 83 18 56 2 119 2 6 0 -
1995 27 Dodgers 30 30 0 17 7 .708 3.66 4 2 0 206.1 859 176 84 95 19 81 5 138 3 5 0 -
1996 28 Dodgers 28 27 1 15 6 .714 3.42 2 2 0 168.2 732 153 64 76 12 86 5 134 2 8 1 -
1997 29 Dodgers 22 22 0 10 5 .667 3.64 1 0 0 133.2 590 123 54 64 14 68 1 120 1 6 1 -
1998 30 Dodgers 15 15 0 7 3 .700 2.83 1 0 0 101.2 418 76 32 41 8 41 1 91 2 3 0 -
1999 31 Red Sox 4 4 0 2 1 .667 3.05 0 0 0 20.2 84 14 7 8 2 8 0 15 0 2 0 0
2000 32 Red Sox 27 27 0 10 8 .556 6.13 0 0 0 127.2 590 143 87 94 16 67 3 89 0 9 0 0
2001 33 Pirates 4 4 0 0 2 .000 8.62 0 0 0 15.2 77 16 15 15 4 16 0 9 1 2 0 0
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
14 Years 301 297 1 135 88 .605 3.67 37 20 0 1,895.2 8,075 1,691 772 880 170 795 41 1,428 33 66 7 0
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1988 20 Dodgers 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 21 Dodgers 15 37 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 14 2 0 0 0 .162 .184 .189
1990 22 Dodgers 33 80 2 10 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 32 9 1 1 1 .125 .145 .125
1991 23 Dodgers 33 77 6 9 1 0 1 0 9 1 0 25 8 0 0 1 .117 .128 .169
1992 24 Dodgers 25 50 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 .120 .120 .120
1993 25 Dodgers 32 70 2 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 23 7 1 0 1 .129 .127 .143
1994 26 Dodgers 24 66 4 18 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 18 5 0 0 1 .273 .284 .318
1995 27 Dodgers 30 64 2 11 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 19 13 0 0 0 .172 .185 .234
1996 28 Dodgers 28 59 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 22 8 0 0 0 .119 .148 .119
1997 29 Dodgers 22 42 5 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 5 0 0 0 .190 .190 .214
1998 30 Dodgers 15 34 3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 16 5 0 0 0 .176 .176 .265
1999 31 Red Sox 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 32 Red Sox 27 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2001 33 Pirates 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 301 596 33 91 12 1 1 0 33 7 0 200 68 2 1 4 .153 .163 .181
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1988 Dodgers P 9 6 107 6 0.7 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.51
1989 Dodgers P 15 15 296 25 1.7 25 11 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1990 Dodgers P 33 33 703 44 1.3 43 16 27 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.65
1991 Dodgers P 33 33 661 45 1.4 43 22 21 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.76
1992 Dodgers P 25 25 452 30 1.2 28 10 18 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.67
1993 Dodgers P 32 32 635 59 1.8 59 28 31 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1994 Dodgers P 24 24 510 41 1.7 38 21 17 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.01
1995 Dodgers P 30 30 619 46 1.5 43 16 27 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.88
1996 Dodgers P 28 27 506 37 1.3 35 6 29 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.87
1997 Dodgers P 22 22 401 31 1.4 30 10 20 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.02
1998 Dodgers P 15 15 305 28 1.9 28 11 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
1999 Red Sox P 4 4 62 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
2000 Red Sox P 27 27 383 23 0.9 23 16 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
2001 Pirates P 4 4 47 4 1.0 4 2 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 301 297 5,687 422 1.4 408 171 237 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.94
14 Years 301 297 5,687 422 1.4 408 171 237 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.94
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1988 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.05 5.80 5.55
1989 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.6 12.3 2.17 8.12 3.74
1990 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 13.3 3.33 8.56 2.57
1991 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 77.0 3.1 8.6 2.17 6.13 2.82
1992 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.6 25.0 1.46 6.03 4.12
1993 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 35.0 1.22 5.40 4.42
1994 Dodgers 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 22.0 2.13 6.30 2.96
1995 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 16.0 1.70 6.02 3.53
1996 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 2.7 29.5 1.56 7.15 4.59
1997 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.8 42.0 1.76 8.08 4.58
1998 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 34.0 2.22 8.06 3.63
1999 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.88 6.53 3.48
2000 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.33 6.27 4.72
2001 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.56 5.17 9.19
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 0 2 .000 1 3 0 596.0 3.0 18.1 1.80 6.78 3.77
Ramon Martinez

Ramon Martinez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1988 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $62,500.00 - -
1989 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $85,000.00 - -
1990 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $150,000.00 Stats -
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $485,000.00 - -
1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $725,000.00 - -
1993 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $1,775,000.00 - -
1994 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $2,687,500.00 - n/a
1995 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $3,925,000.00 - -
1996 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $4,800,000.00 - -
1997 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $4,800,000.00 - -
1998 Los Angeles Dodgers 48 $4,800,000.00 - -
1999 Boston Red Sox 48 $1,500,000.00 - -
2000 Boston Red Sox 48 $6,320,000.00 - -
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 38 $4,200,000.00 - -


On June 4, 1990 , Ramon Martinez struck out eighteen Atlanta Braves hitters in Dodger Stadium tying the team-record for strikeouts in a game (originally set by a lefty). Not one right-handed pitcher in Dodgers ' history has ever struck out as many batters in game - ever! The Braves who "helped" Ramon were Jeff Blauser (SS / 3 SO), David Justice (1B / 3 SO), Jim Presley (3B / 3 SO), Oddibe McDowell (CF / 3 SO), Dale Murphy (RF / 2 SO), Ron Gant (LF / 2 SO), Tom Glavine (P / 1 SO), and Jeff Treadway (2B / 1 SO).

Ramon Martinez tied the team record set originally by lefty Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax who struck out eighteen batters on August 31, 1959 . On April 24, 1962 , the record was tied, by another lefty, Sandy Koufax did it again!

Ramon Martinez, after the game, said, "Tonight was the best feeling I've ever had in a game. It feels great to be in the record book with a star like Sandy Koufax . I didn't know I was one strikeout away from the National League record in the ninth inning, but I felt good and I'm glad I got the shutout, 18 strikeouts and the complete game."

The opposing manager, Russ Nixon , summed it up differently saying, "I know what kind of stuff Sandy Koufax had, and when you tie his record you have to pitch a great game. I'll tell you one that: that son-of-a-bitch can really throw."


Ramon Martinez Whiffs 18 | 50 Greatest Moments | MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

Quotes taken from The Tyrone Daily Herald. Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Staff Writer Erik K. Lief. June 5, 1990. Page 5.

Ramon Martinez, 18-Strikeouts
Ramon Martinez | The Santa Cruz Sentinel | June 5, 1990 | Page B2
On June 3, 1995 , Pedro Martinez did not allow a hit until the 10th inning. The younger brother of the 3-time Cy Young Award winner, Ramon Martinez, bested his brother and came within one walk of a perfect game :

Ramon Martinez No-Hitter ( July 14, 1995 )

There was some cause for concern when Ramon Martinez took the mound on Friday, July 14 for the NL West's first-place Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The 27-year-old hurler was not having a particularly good year. At one point, he had give up 20 runs in three starts. In his previous outing at Dodger Stadium, he had been shelled for 10 runs and been booed by fans as he left the field.

Martinez took an 8-6 record into the game against the Florida Marlins , who stood in last place in the National League East. He was opposed by John Burkett .

With a crowd of 30,988 watching, Martinez came within one batter of pitcher a perfect game . Ironically, Ramon's younger brother, Pedro , had nearly pitched a perfect game earlier in the season for the Montreal Expos , retiring 27 San Diego Padres batters in a row before yielding a leadoff double in the 10th inning.

Throwing just 114 pitches and relying heavily on a 92-mile-per-hour fastball, Ramon struck out eight Marlins while facing just one batter over the minimum. It was the first no-hitter to be pitched against the Marlins .

Martinez began the game by retiring Quilvio Veras on a ground out to second. He then struck out Chuckie Carr and got Jeff Conine to bounce out to short.

The Marlins didn't get a ball out of the infield until Veras lifted a fly to center leading off the fourth. Dodger outfielders would make only five more putouts for the rest of the game.

Martinez had a couple of close calls in the sixth. Delino DeShields bobbled Kurt Abbott's grounder at second before throwing him out at first. On the next batter, Charlie Johnson grounded to short where Jose Offerman fielded the ball and was saved on a low throw to first on Eric Karros ' short-hop pickup.

The Dodgers ' pitcher retired the Marlins in order in every inning until he walked Tommy Gregg on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the eighth inning. Gregg was stranded on first as Martinez struck out Abbott .

In the ninth, Martinez struck out Johnson on a 1-2 pitch, then retired Jerry Browne , a late-inning replacement, on a one-hopper to DeShields . The final out came when Veras lofted a fly ball to Roberto Kelly in left.

The Dodgers gave Martinez a big cushion offensively. Offerman and Mike Piazza singled home runs in the third, and Todd Hollandsworth singled in a run in the fourth. Four more runs crossed in the sixth on the third hit of the game by Hollandsworth and a three-run triple by Offerman .

The game had a settling effect on Martinez. He went on to win nine of his final 10 decisions, finishing the season with a 17-7 record.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Atlanta (NL) 6, vs. Los Angeles (0)', Pages 358-359).

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Ramon Martinez led the National League in bases on balls allowed twice in his career (1993 & 1995), both instances while pitching with Los Angeles , joining another Dodger lefty, Fernando Valenzuela (1984 & 1987) - the two hurlers are the only two Los Angeles Dodgers to lead the league in walks twice.

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