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Red Sox to Retire Pedro Martinez's Number

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Just two days after Pedro Martinez will join fellow Red Sox legends, such as Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, and Carlton Fisk, in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he will also be immortalized next to them at Fenway Park. On July 28, the Boston Red Sox will retire his infamous No. 45 at Fenway Park, becoming the ninth for the team.

Arguably the Boston Red Sox best pitcher of all time, Pedro went to eight All Star Games, won three Cy Young awards, and helped bring Boston its first World Series championship in 86 years. His career 219-100 record, coupled with a 2.93 ERA secured his spot in the Hall of Fame in his first eligible year. One of the greatest in his generations, he dominated in an era known for steroids and power hitters.

Take a look below at one of Pedro's iconic photos:

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