Wednesday, July 28, 2004

July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez pitched a perfect game

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Where did so many years go? Dennis Martinez was perfect on this day in 1991.   
Dennis was born in Nicaragua and came up in the Orioles’ farm system in 1976.   
Before Baltimore, Dennis caught the eyes of scouts with masterful pitching against Cuba and the US in 1974.  He beat the US, 1-0, pitching 10 innings. Then he beat Cuba, 4-3, by throwing 7 strong innings.  
Dennis won 108 games with Baltimore, including playing in the 1979 and 1983 World Series. In 1987, he was traded to Montreal and that was really the prime of his career, including an ERA title and the aforementioned perfect game.
Dennis finished with 245 wins and a 3.70 ERA in 3,999 innings! 
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