Pedro Martinez was born in the Dominican Republic in 1971. Pedro loved baseball since he was a child, and achieved his dreams of playing in Major League Baseball, making his debut on September 24, 1992 for the Dodgers. As one of the top pitchers in baseball, he pitched for five teams from 1992 to 2009, including the Boston Red Sox. He was a three time winner of the prestigious Cy Young Award, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Growing up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made it from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues
Matt Tavares (Author, Illustrator)
Publisher: Candlewick (2015)
Ages: 8-12 yrs; Grades 3-7
Review: Amazon Reviews 5*, Kirkus Review
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