A report on Pedro Martínez and Greg Maddux

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Maddux in 2009
Martínez in 2004
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Maddux in the dugout in 2008
Martínez pitching during his brief stint with the Phillies in 2009
Martínez speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015

The other three pitchers who have accomplished this feat are Ferguson Jenkins, Curt Schilling, and Pedro Martínez.

- Greg Maddux

Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise.

- Pedro Martínez
Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010

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Schilling with the Red Sox

Curt Schilling

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American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

Schilling with the Red Sox
1997 Philadelphia Phillies #38 Curt Schilling road jersey
Curt Schilling on the mound
Pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Éric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Schilling prior to a Red Sox game at Safeco Field
Curt Schilling hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy during the Red Sox 2007 World Series Parade.
Schilling presenting an "Above and Beyond Award" in 2007.
Schilling and Ice Cube promoting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The other three who accomplished this feat are Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, and former Boston Red Sox ace and teammate Pedro Martínez.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986

Roger Clemens

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986
Clemens pitches at Fenway Park, 1996
Clemens with Boston teammate Don Baylor and President Ronald Reagan
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2004
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2005.
Clemens with the Yankees in 2007
Clemens in 1990

He logged a pair of wins in the postseason, though he lost Game 3 of the 1999 ALCS in a matchup against Red Sox ace Pedro Martínez, which was the Yankees' only loss in the 1999 playoffs.

His 1.87 ERA was the lowest in the major leagues, the lowest of his 22-season career, and the lowest by any National Leaguer since Greg Maddux in 1995.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.

Strikeout

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In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Detroit Tigers fan keep track of their starting pitcher's strikeouts during a game in 2010, with each 'K' representing one strikeout
The batter attempting to advance to first base after an uncaught third strike, which the catcher has already retrieved and is about to throw to the first baseman to record the putout
An electronic banner announcing the milestone achievement of John Smoltz recording his 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008

10) Greg Maddux – 3,371

13) Pedro Martínez – 3,154

Jenkins in 1973

Ferguson Jenkins

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Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Jenkins in 1973
Jenkins in 1997

Jenkins, fellow Cub Greg Maddux, Curt Schilling, and Pedro Martínez are the only major league pitchers to ever record more than 3,000 strikeouts with fewer than 1,000 walks.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.

3,000 strikeout club

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Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.
Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, second all-time in strikeouts, is one of only three left-handed pitchers with 3,000 strikeouts.
An electronic banner announces John Smoltz' 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008.

The other teams with multiple members are the Chicago Cubs (Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux), the New York Yankees (Phil Niekro and Sabathia), and the Houston Astros (Nolan Ryan and Justin Verlander).

Fourteen members of the 3,000-strikeout club have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, most recently Johnson, Pedro Martínez, and John Smoltz, all voted in during the 2015 balloting.

The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Cy Young Award

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Given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball , one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

Given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball , one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young, for whom the award is named
Don Newcombe, the first winner
Robbie Ray, 2021 AL winner
Corbin Burnes, 2021 NL winner
With 7, Roger Clemens has the most Cy Young Awards.
Randy Johnson, five-time winner

Steve Carlton in 1982 became the first pitcher to win more than three Cy Young Awards, while Greg Maddux in 1994 became the first to win at least three in a row (and received a fourth straight the following year), a feat later repeated by Randy Johnson.

Clemens, Johnson, Pedro Martínez, Gaylord Perry, Roy Halladay and Max Scherzer are the only pitchers to have won the award in both the American League and National League; Sandy Koufax is the only pitcher who won multiple awards during the period when only one award was presented for all of Major League Baseball.

Montreal Expos

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The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

A game at Jarry Park, 1969
Andrés Galarraga, pictured here in 2002, also played with the Expos from 1985 to 1991.
The Expos, wearing their powder blue road uniforms, face the St. Louis Cardinals in 1991
Omar Minaya was the first Latin American-born general manager in MLB history.
Panoramic view taken prior to an Expos game at Olympic Stadium in 2004.
Youppi! prior to a game
A fan calls for a return of the Expos during the Jays-Reds exhibition series at Olympic Stadium in 2015.
Expos banner hanging at the Bell Centre

In, DeShields was sent to Los Angeles in exchange for Pedro Martínez; the deal was initially pilloried by the Montreal Gazette and other local publications as a move designed to save money rather than improve the ball club.

Montreal won two out of three games in the series, including a late-game victory in the opener over future-Hall-of-Fame pitcher Greg Maddux that the players viewed as the turning point of their season.

Nolan Ryan holds the record for no-hitters in the major leagues with seven.

No-hitter

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Game in which a team was not able to record a single hit through conventional means.

Game in which a team was not able to record a single hit through conventional means.

Nolan Ryan holds the record for no-hitters in the major leagues with seven.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw four no-hitters, including one perfect game, during his MLB career.
Jason Varitek caught four no-hitters during his MLB career.
Mike Witt pitched in both a complete game no-hitter and a combined no-hitter.
Bob Feller pitched the first (and to date only) Opening Day no-hitter, in 1940.
Ken Johnson pitched a no-hitter in 1964 but was the losing pitcher of the game.
Matt Young allowed no hits in a 1992 game that is not considered a no-hitter because he only pitched eight innings.
Rich Hill had a potential no-hitter broken up in extra innings in 2017.
Justin Verlander threw his first two no-hitters for the Detroit Tigers, and more recently one for the Houston Astros.
Joe Musgrove pitched the most recent, and to date only, no-hitter for the San Diego Padres.
Len Barker's perfect game is the most recent no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

At the other end of the spectrum, there are nine 300-game winners—Grover Cleveland Alexander, Kid Nichols, Lefty Grove, Early Wynn, Steve Carlton, Don Sutton, Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens and Tom Glavine—who failed to pitch a no-hitter.

On June 3, 1995, Pedro Martínez of the Montreal Expos pitched nine perfect innings against the San Diego Padres before giving up a hit in the tenth and exiting the game, which the Expos then won, 1–0.