Wednesday, December 4, 2013
#120 Ramon Martinez
1. Today Ramon is perhaps best known as Pedro's big brother. The younger Martinez will be appearing several hundred cards from now.
2. On June 4, 1990, Martinez struck out 18 Braves in a three-hit shutout.
3. Ramon is currently a senior advisor in Latin America for the Dodgers.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: He was so skinny, with long arms and legs, that he appeared even taller than his listed height of 6'4".
Bill James Said: "Pitches substantially better with long rest than on four days rest." In 1993, this holds true: 1-6, 4.02 ERA with four days rest; 9-6, 3.15 ERA with five or more days rest. His overall career stats don't indicate strong splits, though.
On This Date in 1993: December 4. A sad day for music fans, as Frank Zappa died at age 52 of prostate cancer.