Getting to the Point with Pedro Martínez
Pedro Martínez and Dan Roche, sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV, discuss "Pedro"
Before Pedro Martínez was the eight-time All Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and World Series champion, before stadiums full of fans chanted his name, he was just a little kid from the Dominican Republic who sat under a mango tree and dreamed of playing pro ball. Now in Pedro, the charismatic and always colorful pitcher opens up for the first time to tell his remarkable story.
Martínez entered the big leagues a scrawny power pitcher with a lightning arm who they said wasn’t “durable” enough, who they said was a punk. But what they underestimated about Pedro Martínez was the intensity of the fire inside. Like no one before or since, Martínez willed himself to become one of the most intimidating pitchers to have ever played the game.
In Pedro we relive it all in Technicolor brightness, from his hardscrabble days in the minor leagues clawing for respect; to his early days in lonely Montreal, where he first struggled with the reputation of being a headhunter; to his legendary run with the Red Sox when start after start he dazzled with his pitching genius; to his twilight years on the mound as he put the finishing touches on a body of work that made him an icon.
A panel discussion and exhibition on income inequality organized by the Humanities Workshop, a consortium of secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that explores pressing issues affecting our community through a humanist lens.
The Kennedy Institute serves as the service village for the Martin Richard Foundation’s Spring Service Day. This event provides an opportunity for families to participate together in a day of service around the theme “creating a better world for young people.”
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, coauthors of Politico Playbook will join Steve Scully, Political Editor, C-SPAN, to discuss “The Hill to Die On,” their inside account of President Trump’s first two years in the White House as viewed from Capitol Hill.