BOSTON (CBS) — It should come as no surprise, but Pedro Martinez will be wearing a Boston Red Sox hat when he’s enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame later this summer.
The Hall of Fame announced the cap selection for Martinez, John Smoltz (Atlanta Braves) and Craig Biggio (Houston Astros) on Thursday. It was already announced last week that Randy Johnson would be enshrined with a Arizona Diamondbacks cap.
Martinez will become just the second pitcher in the Hall of Fame to be enshrined in a Red Sox cap, joining Cy Young (Class of 1937). Pedro notched 117 of his 219 career wins in Boston, and took home two of his three Cy Young Awards in his seven seasons with the Red Sox. He went 2-1 in the 2004 postseason as he helped the Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years.
“I cannot be any prouder to take Red Sox Nation to the Hall of Fame with the logo on my plaque,” Martinez said Thursday. “I am extremely proud to represent Boston and all of New England with my Hall of Fame career. I’m grateful to all of the teams for which I played, and especially fans, for making this amazing honor come true.”
Martinez and the rest of the Class of 2015 will be enshrined on Sunday, July 26 in Cooperstown, NY.