The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martinez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.
Before Pedro Martinez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he d ever seen. He d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Martinez s improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers."e;
Growing up Pedro
How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues