Thursday, May 14, 2020

Feliz Cumpleaños to El Presidente!

I normally don't pay attention to birthdays, mine, or almost anyone else outside those of my wife and kids. But this morning I saw a quick blurb on the Spanish language TV station that today was Dennis Martinez' big day. Since he's one of my very favorite players I thought I'd just put up some Martinez items I've posted in the past.

I feel a kinship with him for reasons I've mentioned in the past and 'meeting' him, however briefly, at Minute Maid Park a few years ago was special to me.

  • 4-time All-Star (1990–1992, 1995)
  • Twice Top 10 Cy Young Award (1981, 1991)
  • Led league in wins (1981)
  • Led league in ERA (1991)
  • Led league in shutouts (1991)
  • 6-time Top 10 in shutouts (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994–1996)
  • Led league in games started, innings pitched and batters faced (1979)
  • 9-time pitched 220 or more innings in a season (1978–1979, 1982, 1988–1993)
  • Set record for most wins by a Latin American pitcher (244 – August 9, 1998)
  • Pitched the 13th perfect game in baseball history (July 28, 1991) with the Montreal Expos
Member Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Happy Birthday indeed, El Presidente!


  1. Never seen that Greats of the Game autograph before. I want one for my Expos PC. Happy birthday El Presidente!

  2. Great collection. I was a big fan of his when he pitched in Montreal, he was one of the best in franchise history.

  3. Always liked him though I definitely think of him more as an Expo.