Pedro Martinez debuts on BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot
Martinez, born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic, on Oct. 25, 1971, grew up with five brothers and sisters in a one-room home on the outskirts of Santo Domingo. His talent – and that of his brother, Ramon Martinez – soon attracted pro scouts.
“Talent is God-given,” Martinez said. “I have my own style. And there have been many, many teachers.”