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Clemens, Garciaparra and Martinez selected to Red Sox Hall of Fame

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 5, 2014 10:16 AM

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Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Pedro Martinez have been selected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame along with longtime radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione.

The players were chosen by a 16-person panel that includes club executives, print and broadcast media members, booster club representatives, and historians. Garciaparra was one of 15 position players under consideration. Clemens and Martinez were among 13 pitchers considered.

Clemens spent 13 seasons with Boston beginning in 1984. He is tied with Cy Young for the most career wins (192) and most career shutouts (38) as a Red Sox, and is the all-time franchise leader in strikeouts (2,590). The Rocket was a three time Cy Young Award winner with the Red Sox and 1986 AL and All-Star MVP.

Clemens had two 20-strikeout no-walk games, in 1986 against Seattle and 1996 in Detroit. He was named to the All-Star Game five times as a Red Sox, including the 1986 game that he started and won. Clemens is second in club history, behind Tim Wakefield, with 382 career games started and 2,776.0 innings pitched.

Garciaparra was with the Red Sox from 1996-2004. He was the 1997 AL Rookie of the Year and a five-time All-Star.

The shortstop has the fourth-best career batting average (.323) and fifth-best slugging percentage (.553) in Red Sox history. He led the AL with 209 hits and 684 at-bats in 1997, the same year he had a 30-game hit streak. Garciaparra tied the club record on May 10, 1999 against Seattle when he hit two grand slams and collected 10 RBI. His .372 average in 2000 is the fourth-highest in club single-season history.

Martinez was a two-time Cy Young Award winner and four-time All-Star in his seven seasons with the Red Sox from 1998-2004. He was a key part of the 2004 team that brought a World Series title to Boston for the first time since 1918. Martinez is the club’s all-time leader with a .760 (117-37) career winning percentage and 72 10-strikeout games. He was named MVP of the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park when he struck out five of the six batters he faced as the American League starter.

300joec.jpgCastiglione has spent 31 seasons as the Red Sox play-by-play announcer. Castiglione became known nationally for his call of the 2004 World Series win as he broadcast the now famous words, “Can you believe it?”

Martinez’s 1999 one-hit, 17-strikeout complete game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium has been selected as the “Great Red Sox Moment,” a memorable moment in Red Sox history that is regarded for its special significance.

The Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995.

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