World Series win (October 26, 2004)
Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox former pitcher Pedro Martinez (middle) reacts with his former 2004 World Series teammates after throwing out the ceremonial first pitches before game two of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Pedro’s first career World Series victory was also his last time taking the mound in a Red Sox uniform. Martinez struck out six over seven shutout innings to lead his team to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3, putting Boston on the verge of a sweep that would deliver the franchise their first championship in 86 years.
Martinez would leave to sign a four-year deal with the New York Mets following the 2004 season when the Red Sox were unable to come to terms on a new contract for their ace. Pedro’s departure is a memory that Red Sox fans would like to forget, but they will never forget that his last appearance with the team helped deliver a World Series title.