Nine times Pedro Martinez blew us away

The former Red Sox ace will have his number retired July 28, joining eight others on Fenway Park’s right field facade.

The Red Sox announced Monday they will retire Pedro Martinez’s number July 28 at Fenway Park, two days after he is set to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

During seven seasons with the Red Sox, Martinez put up a 117-37 record, a 2.52 ERA, and 1,683 strikeouts.

Martinez’s No. 45 becomes just the ninth number ever retired by the Red Sox, joining Bobby Doerr’s No. 1, Joe Cronin’s No. 4, Johnny Pesky’s No. 6, Carl Yastrzemski’s No. 8, Ted Williams’s No. 9, Jim Rice’s No. 14, Carlton Fisk’s No. 27, and Jackie Robinson’s No. 42.

In honor of being ninth number retired by the Red Sox, above are nine of moments that were peak Pedro.

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