Monday, June 22, 2015

Red Sox To Retire Pedro's #45 On July 28th

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The Red Sox today announced that they will retire the #45 worn by Pedro Martinez on July 28th at Fenway Park. Two days after his enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, Pedro will become the ninth player to have his uniform number retired—joining Bobby Doerr (No. 1), Joe Cronin (No. 4), Johnny Pesky (No. 6), Carl Yastrzemski (No. 8), Ted Williams (No. 9), Jim Rice (No. 14), Carlton Fisk (No. 27) and Jackie Robinson (No. 42). In a statement, Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry stated, "For me personally, he was one of the most incredible pitchers I've had the privilege of watching, and one of the reasons our ownership group arrived here in 2002. We very much look forward to honoring Pedro's remarkable career this July." In seven seasons with the Red Sox, Pedro went an amazing 117-37 with a 2.52 ERA. He struck out 1,683 batters while wearing Carmine Hose. Congratulations, Pedro!