September 7, 1996 |
When a player shuffles off the court weighted down with an 0-9 career record against Monica Seles, it's time to take small consolation. For Conchita Martinez, yesterday's 6-4, 6-3 U.S. Open semifinal defeat marked the first time the 24-year-old Spaniard had won more than six games in a match against Seles. A year ago in an Open semi, Seles trounced a listless Martinez, 6-2, 6-2. Against a player of Seles's superior caliber, pro-gress is measured in small steps. After Hurricane Fran's long-distance contribution to the Open resulted in several rain delays lasting more than three hours, the Steffi Graf-Martina Hingis semifinal was postponed last night.
October 30, 2009 |
Maybe Pedro Martinez was "at times" the most influential player who ever stepped in the House that Ruth Built. That was the convoluted claim Pedro made this week at a news conference/stream-of-conscious monologue. Playing across the street last night at the new Yankee Stadium, Martinez wasn't even the most influential pitcher in Game 2 of the 2009 World Series. This was kind of like Game 1, with some roles reversed. Martinez pitched fine, just as Yankees starter CC Sabathia had in the World Series opener on Wednesday.
August 3, 2009 |
As Pedro Martinez made his way down the line of lunging fans who held out baseballs, ticket stubs, and even Mets jerseys to be autographed, a man handed the pitcher an open cell phone. He wanted Martinez to say hi to his friend. Martinez turned to his right with a look like Are you serious? But he kept moving down the line, mostly embracing the gimmicks that come with minor-league baseball. Yes, Martinez remains in limbo, traveling around the minors until the Phillies deem he is ready or they decide how to use the righthander - whichever comes first.
October 29, 2009 |
If Pedro Martinez can captivate the crowd with his pitching the way he did at yesterday's news conference, then the Phillies' righthander should have some start against the New York Yankees in tonight's second game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. Martinez will oppose righthander A.J. Burnett, who is making his first World Series appearance. This will be Martinez's second postseason appearance this year. He pitched seven shutout innings and received no decision during the Phillies' 2-1 loss Oct. 16 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS.
September 29, 1995 |
One instant, Kirby Puckett was beginning that familiar leg kick, looking for his 100th RBI of the season. The next, he was sprawled in the dirt, blood pouring from his nose and mouth. A Dennis Martinez fastball shattered Puckett's upper jaw during the first inning of the Minnesota Twins' 12-4 loss to the visiting Cleveland Indians yesterday. He will need four to six weeks to recover, and his teammates might need just as long after the most frightening moment of the 1995 season.
January 10, 2013 |
ATLANTA - As a kid, J.R. Martinez was scared of Freddy Krueger, the disfigured menace in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. After a bomb in war-torn Iraq ripped through his Army humvee and burned one-third of his body - including part of his face - Martinez felt as if he had become the living embodiment of Krueger. He was horrified and, for a brief time, suicidal. Nine years later, the former Dalton, Ga., resident is very much alive. While in the hospital, he began sharing his story with other burn victims, and soon became a fixture on the speaking circuit as an inspirational war survivor.
June 22, 1998 |
With Pedro Martinez on top of his game and Tom Gordon warming up in the bullpen, Boston manager Jimy Williams couldn't go wrong. The way Martinez was pitching, allowing only one hit in eight innings yesterday, he seemed like a good bet to finish a 3-1 victory over host Tampa Bay. Instead, Williams turned to Gordon, who worked the ninth to get his 23rd save in 24 chances. "That's his job," Williams said of the Red Sox closer, who picked up three saves during the four-game series.
July 18, 1989 |
Actor A Martinez, who plays Cruz Castillo on NBC's "Santa Barbara," doesn't credit his swarthy good looks, his acclaimed acting talents or even his basic common sense for helping him get ahead in show business. In fact, he jokes, "I don't get any of the credit. I've done some stupid career things. I always admonish A for being stupid. But I also acknowledge that A is lucky. I have good people around me. " Those good people in 1984 convinced the actor to take the role of Cruz, a heroic cop, on NBC's then-new soap.
December 16, 2004 |
The Rev. Ivonne E. Martinez has resigned from the Camden school board, five days before she was to meet with the governor to explain her chronic absences from the board, which has been unable to meet because of the excessive absences by three appointed members. In a six-paragraph letter submitted Monday to acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, Martinez wrote: "I voluntarily and by my doctor's recommendation step down from the assignment. . . . Due to my health, at this time I cannot fulfill this commitment.
January 20, 1995 |
Her mission: to get people thinking about the price of ignorance. Her credo: "Xenophobia is learned, so it can be unlearned. " Her medium: paints - acrylics, to be specific. Native New Yorker Soraida Martinez, who grew up in a mixed-race family of Puerto Rican origin, creates vibrant works that beckon understanding between the races and the sexes. Her latest exhibition, at the Markeim Gallery in Haddonfield, is called Soraida's Verdadism, or "Soraida's truth. " Verdadism, from the Spanish word for truth, is a term she coined for her series of Cubistlike, in-your-face paintings.