GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Pedro Martínez.
Martínez, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 42 on Friday. The pitcher was born Oct. 25, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic.
Martínez was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1988 and made his Major League debut on Sept. 24, 1992 for the Dodgers.
He is an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2004 World Series champion. At the time of his 200th win in April 2006, he had the highest winning percentage of any 200-game winner in modern baseball history.
In December 2009, Sports Illustrated named him as one of the five pitchers in the starting rotation of its MLB All-Decade Team.
He joined the Boston Red Sox as a special assistant to Ben Cherington on Jan. 24, 2013.