Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican-American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams, mostly as starter. Martinez is an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and 2004 World Series champion. His WHIP is the lowest of any live-ball era starting pitcher, and his adjusted ERA+ is the best of any starting pitcher in MLB history. Martínez also has the second highest winning percentage in modern baseball history, and the third highest strikeout rate and strikeout-to-walk ratio.
During his career Martinez established himself as one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, leading the league in ERA, WHIP and strikeout rate in the same season five times. He dominated while pitching most of the time in a hitter’s friendly environment and facing some of the toughest competition during the so-called steroid-era, which is generally thought to have favored batters. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility.
Officially listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 170 pounds (77 kg), Martínez was unusually small for a modern-day power pitcher, and he is believed to be somewhat smaller than his officially listed height and weight...
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