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He was born on October 25 1971 in Manoguayabo Dominican Republic Hes five feet and eight inches tall Hes thirty years old and plays for the Boston Red Sox Shortstop and pitcher are his positions on the team Last year his salary this year is about thirteen million and five hundred thousand dollars His name is Pedro Martinez Pedro Martinez was born to Paulino and Laopoldina Martinez in Manoguayabo a rural town with about 1000 residents Pedro has two sisters and one brother His brothers name is Ramon They played baseball when they were kids living in the Dominican Republic and it was there where they grew their love for the game In 1984 the Dodgers gave Ramon a contract to play in the minor leagues This motivated Pedro a lot seeing his brother making his way to the major leagues Pedro helped his brother warm up for the game and helped carry his equipment to the game Pedro was first given a contract to play in the minor leagues by the Dodgers in 1988 and in that same year Ramon was given a contract to play for the Dodgers in the major leagues He was recognized for his 98 mile per hour fastball especially because of his young age After competing for years in the minor leagues he finally got drafted by the Dodgers in 1992 and was reunited with his older brother in the pitching staff On May 5 1993 Pedro made his first appearance and won the game for the Dodgers against the New York Mets He started his first full season in 1993 In November 19 1993 the Dodgers traded Pedro to the Montreal Expos for second baseman Delino DeShields This was a great disappointment for Pedro since he wouldnt be able to pitch in the same team as his brother His nickname when he
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