Pedro Martinez’ Deep Ties to JP Celebrated as Hurler Enters Hall of Fame

Not only did Red Sox Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez live on Allandale Road, but he also got his haircuts at Fernandez Barber Shop in Hyde/Jackson.

These and other connections to JP’s thriving Dominican community were featured in the Globe’s coverage of the pitcher’s induction over the weekend.

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He was a baseball assassin who loved tulips. They called him a head hunter and he built churches. He hurled an old man to the ground and lifted up the needy. Proudly private, he was also at times a clown – a nudist clown. He pranked. He pouted. And he pitched.

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