Ramon Martinez (martira02)
Ramon Jaime Martinez
born Ramon Jaime Martinez
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 173 lb.
- Debut August 13, 1988
- Final Game May 1, 2001
- Born March 22, 1968 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.
Martinez pitched for the Dominican national team in the 1984 Olympics then was signed as a free agent for the Los Angeles Dodgers by scouts Eleodoro Arias and Rafael Avila on September 1, 1984. He was the youngest player in the National League when he made his debut in 1988, a year when the Dodgers won the World Series. He was with the Dodgers from 1988 to 1998, and then finished his career with the Boston Red Sox in 1999 and 2000 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001. One teammate with the Red Sox was his brother Pedro, who had also been his teammate in 1992 and 1993 with the Dodgers.
Martinez was a roving guest instructor for the DSL Dodgers in 2010-2011. In 2012, he was a senior advisor for Latin American player development for the big league Dodgers.
Martinez won over 60% of his lifetime major league decisions. The most similar pitcher, according to the similarity scores method, is Jim Maloney, a fastballer from the 1960s. Martinez was second in the league in strikeouts in 1990, but usually wasn't among the strikeout leaders even though he had 1427 strikeouts in fewer than 1900 innings.
He is not to be confused with Ramon Martinez, an infielder who also has played with the Dodgers. The infielder Ramon Martinez came up in 1998 while the pitcher Ramon Martinez was still active.
- NL All-Star (1990)
- NL Complete Games Leader (1990)
- NL Shutouts Leader (1994)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1990, 1991, 1995 & 1996)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1990)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1990, 1991, 1993 & 1995)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1990)
- Won one World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 (he did not play in the World Series)