In an interview with MLB Network Radio, Pedro Martinez talks about the legend that Clayton Kershaw and his amazing career on and off the field.

Martinez was an amazing pitcher in his own right, especially between the years of 1997 and 2006 when he was dominating opposing batters with one of the highest strikeout rates in history. He’s the owner of three Cy Young awards and is most famous for helping bring a world series to the Boston Red Sox, ending a 86 year old championship drought.

“I did some unbelievable things . .  but this kid seems to be getting better than I was, even better than Sandy Koufax, more exciting than Roger Clemens and Greg Maddux!”

ICYMI: Clayton Kershaw’s String of Dominance

Make sure to take a listen to the two and half minute segment as Martinez is really giving Kershaw praise on and off the field, especially for Kershaw’s contributions to charities and those who are less fortunate.

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4 Responses

  1. Doyer

    Ouch, struggled to get past that first brutally written sentence.
    Anyway, Kershaw’s dominance is almost without peer and that includes Pedro Martinez (who isn’t famous for helping the Red Sox to their first world series as much as he’s famous for being a dominant pitcher in his era).

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  2. surferpam51

    “…getting … better than Sandy Koufax”?? uh, I don’t think so. Not when you talk about complete games on how many days rest (usually three — sometimes two for Sandy). Plus, I don’t see any perfect games under Kershaw’s stats. *Comparing* Kershaw to Sandy… Don’t even go there.

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