Martínez fans five to win All-Star Game MVP
Six batters. Five strikeouts. A record breaking performance. An easy choice for All-Star Game MVP.
With the game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox ace, who had a 1.80 ERA at home, earned the starting nod and took the mound in front of the hometown fans.
“Out of all the All-Star Games I’ve been in, this is probably the most exciting one I’ve been to,” Martínez told The Globe. “I didn’t know that Boston was going to be so much on top of the All-Star Game.”
In the second half of the season, Martínez went 8-1 and lowered his ERA to 2.07 on his way to his second of three career Cy Young Awards.
Martínez finished his career with eight All-Star selections and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
Evan Gerike is the 2022 public relations intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development