Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez was in Bristol, Conn. Wednesday for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on a variety of programs to discuss his new book “Pedro.” The three-time Cy Young Award winner also found time to show his legendary right arm still has it during a SportsCenter segment, hitting the target on a dunk tank – cooling off reporter Reese Waters in the process.
In the video above, the eight-time All-Star talks about his day at ESPN and what writing the book was like, shares his thoughts on former Red Sox teammate and Sunday Night Baseball analyst Curt Schilling, and recalls his fondest Sunday Night Baseball memory: It involves a May 28, 2000 2-0 win against Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees. Both Martinez and Clemens pitched complete games, striking out 22 batters combined. A ninth-inning, two-run home run from Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon gave Boston the memorable win.
In addition, Martinez talked about the May 10 SNB game featuring Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers hosting their AL Central rival the Kansas City Royals (ESPN/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET).
Videos produced by Jonothon Halley McLeod