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Pedro thought the pitcher was throwing at him on purpose. He ran to the mound, helmet in hand. He swung the helmet at the pitcher, then the two tumbled to the ground as both teams ran out onto the field to defend their teammates. The umpires took several minutes to settle things down, and Recent Cy Young Winners: National League American League 1995 Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 1996 John Smoltz Atlanta Braves Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays 1997 Pedro Martinez Montreal Expos Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 1998 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 1999 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 2000 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 2001 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Roger Clemens New York Yankees 2002 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Barry Zito Oakland Athletics 2003 Eric Gagne Los Angeles Dodgers Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 2004 Roger Clemens Houston Astros Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 2005 Chris Carpenter St.
The Dominican Dandy—as Marichal was known in his heyday, partly for his tall, thin appearance and his high-kick delivery—was then 60 years old, and he worked as the Secretary of Sports for the Dominican Republic. Marichal had pitched in the majors from 1960 to 1975—primarily for the San Francisco Giants, and then, briefly, for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marichal won 243 games during his career, including 20 or more games in six seasons for the Giants. Earlier in 1997, Juan Marichal had traveled to Montreal and watched Pedro earn a victory against his old team.
He would love another chance to play with his brother. In March 1999, Ramon signed a two-year deal with the Red Sox, with an option for a third year. The contract was reportedly worth $7 million for the first two years—not as much as his younger brother was making but still a lot of money! However, Ramon’s shoulder continued to sideline him. He spent most of the summer of 1999 recuperating, warming up, getting ready, and trying out his arm in the Red Sox minor league system. He didn’t pitch for the Red Sox until September, when he only threw a few innings in a couple of games.