Dodgers: Top 5 Players that you Forgot Played for the Dodgers
Number 3: Pedro Martinez
Arguably, one of the greatest pitchers to ever toe the rubber. He is most known for his tenure in Boston, Montreal, and New York. However, like the first two players on this list, Martinez got his start in the bigs with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In Los Angeles, Martinez was paired with his older brother Ramón. The brothers would spend just one complete season together in Los Angeles. Pedro played in just two games during the 1992 season. The following year, Pedro got the real start to his career.
Martinez made the majority of his appearances as a reliever in 1993 with the Dodgers. He was very good (of course he was he’s Pedro Martinez) in his rookie season. Pedro had 119 strikeouts in 107 innings pitched. In those 107 innings, he gave up just five home runs. That would equate to an unreal 0.4 HR/9.
This would be the opening to a hall-of-fame career. Unfortunately, the Dodgers would not be able to reap the benefits of his remarkable career. That is because the Dodgers pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in not just MLB history, but all of sports history.
The Dodgers traded one of the greatest pitchers ever for…….. Delino DeShields. Going on and on about Martinez’s career accolades would just make me sad so this is where the Pedro Martinez slide is going to end.
Pedro Martinez for Delino DeShields.