We are going to be hearing a lot from the Martinez Family over the next few weeks. Some of it will be HoF related, some of it will be No-Hitter and Anniversary related but not all of it will be Pedro Related.
Today fits the Anniversary category. Although this Pedro Near Perfect Game occurred in 1995 it is not at all part of Year of the No-Hitter, I will post it in the addendum of the 1990: Year of the No-Hitter Index.
Twenty Years ago in San Diego Pedro Retired the first 27 Batters Padres he faced. Typically this would be a perfect game, unfortunately the Expos offense failed to score a run until the 10th inning.
Montreal took a 1-0 lead in the 10th on a Jeff Treadway single. Martinez took the mound in the bottom of the 10th inning and got Bipped. Yes Bip Roberts ruined the Perfect Game and No-Hitter with a double. Mel Rojas then came in to complete the shutout.
Team Phungo took a trip to the baseball Hall of Fame recently and the above baseball is part of the HoF display dedicated to Pedro Martinez's upcoming enshrinement.
1997 Bowman Chrome
This Set contains a rookie card of a pitcher that did complete a perfect game and he did it for the Phillies. Card #212 is of Roy Halladay, He represents the Canadian Team that is still in the MLB, Toronto Blue Jays
Sources and Links
Baseball Hall of Fame
Pedro Martinez HoF Index
1990: Year of the No-Hitter Index