One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history who was an eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner. He helped lead the Boston Red Sox to World Series victory in 2004, breaking the team's 86-year Championship drought. In 2015, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
He had to rely on his older brother Ramon as the head of the household after their parents' divorce.
He led the American League in ERA 4 times, strikeouts 3 times, and won the AL's triple crown in 1999. Retired with 219 wins, 3,154 strikeouts and a career ERA of 2.93.
His brother Ramon Martinez also pitched in the major leagues. He married Carolina Cruz Martinez in 2005.
He and Roger Clemens were two of the top pitchers of the 1990s and early 2000s and their paths frequently crossed.