|Celebrated Name:||Pedro Martinez|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Pedro Jaime Martinez|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||25th October 1971|
|Birth Place:||Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carolina Cruz de Martinez|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Pedro Martinez Jr, Pedro Isaias Martinez, Enyol Martinez, and Nayla Martinez)|
|Is Pedro Martinez Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$75 Million|
|Last Updated:||October 2021|
Pedro Martinez is a retired baseball player who played for Major League Baseball for seventeen years. By the time of his retirement, he won 219 games and suffered only a hundred losses making him the fourth player in the MLB chart of players with the highest winning percentage. Physically he was smaller compared to modern-day power pitchers.
This didn’t stop him from becoming one of the best pitchers in baseball history. At his 30s, injuries got the better of his, which saw him spending most of the time on the side-lines. He ended his career in his native country, where he played for Phillies DSL team for one season. In 2010 a free agent Martinez found it hard to get a team that forced him to announce his retirement in December 2011.
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Early Life & Biography
Pedro’s official names are Pedro Jaime Martinez. He was born in Manoguayabo – a small suburb in Santo Domingo on 25th October 1971. He grew up in a family of six being the fifth born. Life wasn’t easy growing up where getting the basic needs wasn’t easy. His father, Pablo Jaime, had no permanent job, so he had to settle for odd jobs to provide for his family. His mother was not anyway better working for wealthy families as a housekeeper. In order to help his parents, Martinez worked as a mechanic when he was a teenager.
As a kid, he used to love baseball, but neither he nor his parents could afford to buy him baseballs. Lucky for him, oranges were in plenty in his home area, so he had to improvise. While his older brother was playing at a baseball camp in his native country, Martinez used to carry his bags to the camp where he got a chance to practice with his brother.
While playing in MLB, he met with a sports reporter who he fell in love with. After courting her for a while, he married his sweetheart, Carolina Cruz de Martinez. The couple has been married since then and are blessed with four kids, three boys, and one girl. His first and second-born are both in baseball, where Pedro Martinez Jr is signed with Detroit Tigers while Pedro Isaias Martinez plays for Nova South Eastern University in Florida. After retirement, Pedro Martinez founded a charity organization where his wife and brother works.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 25th October 1971, Pedro Martinez is 49 years old as of today’s date 22nd October 2021. His height is 1.8m tall, and his weight is 88 kg.
Martinez baseball career started in 1988 when as a free agent, Los Angeles Dodgers signed him where he played for them for five seasons. He made his debut in MLB on September 24th, 1992, while his first start came six days later, losing 3-1 to Cincinnati Reds. Before the start of the 1994 season, he was traded to Montreal Expos as Dodgers were in dire need of a second baseman. Game time increased with Montreal Expos becoming one of their top pitchers. 1997 was his last season with Montreal Expos With chances of losing him for nothing, the coming season becoming real, and they traded him for Carl Pavano in November 1997 with Boston Red Sox.
With Boston Red Sox, he became one of the best pitchers in the history of the game-winning trophies and awards on the way. He went on to perform well for the Reds until 2008 when he got a hamstring injury. After becoming a free agent, he signed with New York Mets for four years for $53 million before moving to his home country with Phillies DSL team, where he ended his playing career.
Awards & Achievements
With a professional career of seventeen years, awards have been easy to come by in every team that he has played for. By the time of his retirement, he had won the All-Star award eight times. In 2004, he was declared the World Series Champion in MLB. Other awards that Martinez has won include five MLB ERA leaders, three AL strikeout leaders, Three Cy Young Awards, Just to name a few.
Net Worth & Salary of Pedro Martinez in 2021
Baseball has been his career and source of earning. His contract with Boston Red Sox was worth $75 million, which was followed by a $53 million contract with the New York Mets. His net worth is estimated to be around $75 million as of October 2021. After retirement, he was hired by MLB Network as an analyst, where he has been working since 2015.
Though born in poverty, poverty never defined is the future. On the contrary, he beat all odds to become one of the best pitchers in the world. This is why MLB honored him with National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, with a total of 91.1% of the votes cast. In his honor, Boston Red Sox retired jersey number 45, a number that was associated with Martinez in his playing career.