Red Sox to retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45 jersey on July 28

Baseball The Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45 jersey on July 28, the day after he is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the team announced on Monday. Martinez, who won two Cy Young awards in Boston, is the ninth former player — and first pitcher — to have his jersey retired by the Red Sox. MORE: Top 10 unbreakable baseball records"To be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame upon his first year of eligibility speaks volumes regarding Pedro's outstanding career, and is a testament to the respect and a

dmiration so many in baseball have for him,"  Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry said in a statement . Martinez went 117-37 with the Red Sox with a 2.52 ERA from 1998 to 2004. He won the AL Cy Young award in 1999 and 2000 and helped bring the franchise its first World Series title in 86 years in 2004.Overall, his career spanned 18 seasons, in which he went 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA and 3,154 strikeouts in 2,827.1 innings. His career .687 winning percentage ranks second among modern major leaguers (since 1900) behind only Whitey Ford's .690 mark.Martinez returned to the Red Sox organization in January 2013 and has spent the last two and a half years as special assistant to the general manager.