The Most Hated List

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Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox former pitcher Pedro Martinez walks to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch with other members of the 2004 Boston Red Sox prior to game two of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

3. Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez is one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. He’s going to land in the Hall of Fame. It was a pleasure to watch him pitch, especially in his prime. That said, he made pitching against the Indians look like a varsity pitcher going up against a bunch of eighth graders. He dominated the Indians throughout his career, espcially in the playoffs. He’s even come out and said he’s sorry for what he had to do to the Indians back in 1999 – six-innings of no hit emergency relief to help the Red Sox bounce back from an 0-2 series hole.

In 117 career innings pitched against the Indians, Martinez went 11-1 with a 1.77 ERA and 146 strikeouts. That’s complete and total domination. There’s nothing more disheartening than knowing going into a game that your team had little to no chance of winning. That’s what it felt like against Martinez. Now, looking back it’s clear that that was the case. The Indians had little to no chance of beating Pedro Martinez… ever.