Pedro Martinez will be wearing a Red Sox hat on his Hall of Fame hat. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Pedro Martinez (not John Smoltz) will be represented with Red Sox hat in Hall of Fame

Rob Bradford
January 22, 2015 - 6:52 am
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To nobody's surprise, Pedro Martinez' Hall of Fame plaque will show him wearing a Red Sox hat, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday. Martinez won two of his three Cy Young Awards with the Red Sox, while also helping the Sox to their first world championship in 86 years with the pitcher's 2004 performance. "I cannot be any prouder to take Red Sox Nation to the Hall of Fame with the logo on my plaque," Martinez said in a statement released by the Hall of Fame. "I am extremely proud to represent Boston and all of New England with my Hall of Fame career. I'€™m grateful to all of the teams for which I played, and especially fans, for making this amazing honor come true." Martinez played with the Red Sox for seven seasons, while totaling four with Montreal and the Mets. He originally came up in the Dodgers' organization, where the righty spent two big league seasons. Martinez finished off his career with the Phillies in 2009. The plaque will be unveiled during the 2015 Hall of Fame class' induction in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 26. "The Museum staff works with each inductee by suggesting an appropriate logo option, or no logo at all," said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. "For those whose most compelling contributions clearly took place with one team, a logo makes sense. For those whose careers were built significantly among multiple teams, not having a team logo is equally acceptable. Regardless of the selection, a Hall of Famer belongs to every team for which he played or managed, as well as every fan who followed his career." It was also announced that the plaque for John Smoltz (who spent part of the 2009 season with the Red Sox) would feature the pitcher wearing a Braves cap, Randy Johnson is being represented as a member of the Diamondbacks, and Craig Biggio will go in as an Astro.

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