Pedro Martinez was one of the greatest pitchers of the generation and is up there on the all-time list as well, and I was honored to be able to interview the Boston Red Sox great. A flame-throwing hurler even at just 170 pounds, Pedro won 219 games in his career with only 100 losses. He was an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, a four-time ERA Champ in the AL, and most importantly, was an ace on the 2004 World Series Champion Red Sox. I talked with Pedro about his career, steroids, beaning batters, who he thought was the greatest of all time, and more.
- Q: Pedro, I’ll start with this: Who is the greatest player ever?
- PM: To me, it’s Hank Aaron.
- Q: You’re putting him over Babe Ruth?
- PM: Absolutely. Ruth was a great power hitter, but he did it in an era where he had no competition. If…
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