COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
It always was a no-brainer – Pedro Martinez, a Hall of Famer. Despite his relatively short career, at least compared to the Suttons, Blylevens and Ryans, guys that seemingly pitched with grandkids at home, there was never any doubt when you ask the “Is he a Hall of Famer?” question about Pedro.
ST. LOUIS — Pedro Martinez spoke about Boston in the past tense last night. If he indeed pitched his last game for the Red Sox, at least he gave his fans one final memory.
With the final outs ticking away in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series Thursday night, a chant reverberated through Yankee Stadium: “We want Pedro! We want Pedro!”
BOSTON—Red Sox trainer Jim Rowe engaged in small talk before yesterday’s game. “Think you’ll be icing any bruised ribs or forearms today?” he was asked.
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This Week's Circulars
SALEM — Before there were the groundbreaking stories and accolades, before Columbia and Tufts universities, there was Rachel Zoll's hometown of Salem, where lifelong friends this week recalled a warm, kind, and fiercely intelligent young woman.
North Reading - Carol Jean Whynott, 69, of North Reading, Mass., passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Carol was born in Gloucester, Mass., on January 31, 1952, she graduated from Gloucester High School in 1970. She attended the Chelsea Soldiers' Home where …
NEW YORK — In this season of home runs, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens hooked up in a throwback game, a classic pitchers’ battle that had the look and feel of October instead of May.
North Andover resident Dave McGillivray is race director for the Boston Marathon and the Feaster Five Road Race. He is still an avid runner, having completed 43 consecutive Boston Marathons. He also runs his age, in miles, every year on his birthday (he turns 61 on Aug. 22).
Jeff Allison grew up in Peabody and was the 16th overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins. His story of losing everything due to drug abuse, and eventually his career, is well-documented. He speaks at local high schools about the travails with drugs.
NEW YORK — Pedro Martinez proved to the New York Yankees and every other American League contender why the Boston Red Sox could cause big problems in the playoffs.
Dennis Eckersley played 24 seasons in the major leagues and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. He played eight seasons with the Red Sox, including his last in 1998, which was Pedro’s first with the Red Sox. In fact, Eckersley pitched one inning in Pedro’s first start on ope…