10 MLB stars you forgot were Philadelphia Phillies

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 29: Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is introduced during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on July 29, 2018 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 29: Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is introduced during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on July 29, 2018 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 04: Starting pitcher Pedro Martinez #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the New York Yankees in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /

8. Pedro Martinez, 2009 Phillies

Pedro Martinez ending his legendary career with the Phillies still feels… weird. But it happened!

In 2009, the Phillies signed Martinez, who had just spent four seasons with their division-rival Mets. He was coming off a 5.61 ERA season in 2008, but he was also Pedro. He had three Cy Young awards, a pitching Triple Cown, five ERA titles, eight All-Star appearances, and his 2004 Red Sox heroics under his belt. You would’ve signed him, too.

Over nine regular-season starts, Martinez posted a 3.63 ERA. He also pitched in three postseason games for the Phillies, including a stunning NLCS Game 2 in which he threw seven shutout innings. He didn’t fare as well against the Yankees in the World Series, but he’ll always have what he did to them in 2004.

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