Red Sox: Pedro Martínez talks about that incident with the Yankees in 2003 and the ‘Little Soldier’ ​​Zimmer

There is no doubt that one of the fiercest rivalries of the entire sports world is the hatred of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, who during the last two decades have written in gold letters impressive episodes of their rivalry, including postseason duels, fights, declarations and a lot of baseball. However, perhaps the rivalry never reached such a contentious point and dangerous than during the 2003 American League Championship Series.

In Game 5 of that ALCS, there was a lot of bad blood between both teams; They began to exchange balls and strong words, until everything got out of control after a high pitch to Manny Ramírez, which caused the benches to be emptied, culminating in the painful incident of Pedro Martínez throwing the 72-year-old Yankees coach to the ground. years, Don Zimmer, nicknamed “the Soldier”.

Pedro has talked about the incident in the past, but has now been completely honest and spoke to Bleacher Report to give his side of the story.

When I least realized the benches had already been emptied. I buttoned up my pants and went out to the dugout to see what happened. That’s when I hear everything that is happening and I see Zimmer running towards me. And that’s when he lunged at me, I really wasn’t expecting it from Zimmer: He literally tried to hit me. I tried to hold it back, but that’s why it seemed like I threw it to the ground.

Pedro Martínez has said that this is what he regrets the most in his career, mentioning that if he could erase it, he would, this being one of the most controversial incidents of the energetic rivalry between Yankees and Red Sox.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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