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Dan Duquette played role in Pedro Martinez's path to Hall of Fame

Dan Duquette played role in Pedro Martinez's path to Hall of Fame

It is rare for a general manager to have the opportunity to trade for a Hall of Fame-caliber player once, let alone twice.

But that’s what Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette did, dealing for right-hander Pedro Martinez on two separate occasions for two different organizations.

As a young general manager with the Montreal Expos, Duquette had faith that a 22-year-old Martinez had the potential to become one of the game’s top starters, so he acquired Martinez in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers following the 1993 season.

Duquette joined the Red Sox months later and, when he had the opportunity to acquire Martinez – then the reigning NL Cy Young award winner...

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