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Martinez makes retirement official

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  December 3, 2011 09:55 PM

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CAP CANA, Dominican Republic Pedro Martinez usually attends the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic. But he was back in Massachusetts tonight, helping raise money for charity there with an autograph session in Bedford.

Martinez made a little news, telling reporters that he will be officially retiring in a few weeks. Given that he last pitched in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series, Martinez was pretty much retired anyway.

Pedro, 40, was 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA and 3,154 strikeouts over 18 seasons. He won three Cy Youngs and has a World Series ring. That speech at Cooperstown should be fun to listen to.

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