Pedro Martinez put his career on the line when he pitched in relief — despite a back injury — in Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS. It’s Michael Silverman’s favorite on-the-field moment of Martinez.

With Martinez’s impending induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Boston Red Sox set to retire Martinez’s No. 45, NESN.com’s Darren Hartwell spoke with the Boston Herald writer about what it was like writing “Pedro” alongside the title legend. NESN.com Red Sox beat writer Ricky Doyle also joined Mike Cole to discuss their own memories of the Hall of Fame pitcher — and why his already-packed trophy case probably should be even loaded.

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