Pedro Martinez Commemorative Hall of Fame Jersey and Plaque
Take home a piece of history with Pedro Martinez's signed, personal Baseball Hall of Fame jersey and plaque from his 2015 induction.
Pedro Martinez won three Cy Young Awards and five earned-run average titles en route to becoming the second native of the Dominican Republic to be elected to the Hall of Fame. With a blazing fastball and knee-buckling change-up, Martinez led his league in strikeouts three times, earning eight All-Star Game selections. In seven seasons with the Red Sox, Martinez was 117-37 with a 2.52 ERA, helping Boston end an 86-year drought by winning Game 3 of the 2004 World Series that the Red Sox went on to sweep. He is the only pitcher in history with at least 3,000 strikeouts (3,154) with fewer than 3,000 innings pitched (2,827.1).
The jersey is a size extra-large. Only a total of 5 jerseys were produced to commemorate this special occasion.
After donating land in 2002, the PMC Charity unofficially launched the program Hay Poder en Aprender, or “there is power in learning,” in 2007. The program became the life of this community, and each day children would race in the doors to receive education, arts, meals, sports and recreation, and most of all, love.
In 10 years, Hay Poder en Aprender has become an incubator for talent development, a happy place for fun and play, an arm to lean on for those who feel adversity and despair, and a healing balm for those who were wounded at such a young age. Parents are made to feel included, as we run our parenting school with workshops and therapy sessions.
We serve children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years old, and our waiting list is growing by the day. Our children have a sense of identity and empowerment because the comprehensive and holistic approach of our curriculum teaches them vocational and life skills. Most children come from socially and economically disadvantaged households. The PMC Community Center has become their big brother or sister and the support circle that they desperately need.
Our mission is to improve the lives of at-risk youth and their families through education, arts, sports, healthcare and life skills—all with a holistic approach.
Our vision is to expand to other parts of the island and empower children and locals with the understanding that knowledge is power.