A portrait of Pedro Martinez, one of five Major League Baseball pitchers to win Cy Young Awards in both leagues, will go on display today at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
The portrait was created by American painter Susan Miller-Havens in 2000 with oil and beeswax on Baltic birch and measures 57 inches by 21 inches. It’s a gift to the museum from MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons and will be included in the exhibition “Recent Acquisitions.”
Martinez played in the major leagues from 1992-2009 and won three Cy Young awards as the best pitcher in his league. He won his first Cy Young in the National League with Montreal in 1997 and two more in the American League with the Boston Red Sox in 1999 and 2000. Roy Halladay, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Gaylord Perry are the only other pitchers to win Cy Young awards in both leagues.
Martinez, 39, had a career 219-100 record with a 2.93 earned run average with the Expos, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.
Martinez also has worked to promote educational opportunities for underprivileged children in the U.S. and his native Dominican Republic.