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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Marti

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez after he landed Saturday in his homeland aboard a private plane bearing his countrys flag. Alan Quine Jersey .A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky.This is only the beginning, he said. I now pass the torch to those behind me, to Sammy Sosa, to Vladimir Guerrero, to David Ortiz, to the younger generation.The 43-year-old Martinez was voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, becoming only the second Dominican to receive that honour. Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal was elected in 1983.I want to dedicate this to the Dominican people, Martinez said with a wide smile as he spoke at a news conference shortly after arriving.His mother was among the dozens of people who greeted him at the airport.Im so grateful to God, Leopoldina Martinez said.She recalled a conversation they once had after her son injured his shoulder, with her telling him, If you cant handle the pain, bear it, but you need to end your career clean, she said, referring to concerns she had about banned substances.Thank God my son recognized that money isnt everything, and that he thought of himself and he thought of me, she said.The slightly built Martinez said he remained clean throughout his career despite several teammates being sanctioned for steroid use.Im not going to deny that I maybe could have earned an extra $20 or $30 million, he said, adding, No one in the major leagues can buy the name Martinez off my back. Thats why I didnt choose any shortcuts.Among the thousands of fans who greeted Martinez on Saturday was Dave Hagman, a retired U.S. citizen from Minnesota who was in the Dominican Republic for charity work. He arrived with three other friends, even though hes a Minnesota Twins fan.We like Martinezs style, he said.Martinez is expected to move on late Saturday night to his hometown of Manoguayabo, west of the capital, where 10 orchestras will welcome him.This is the most generous Three Kings Day that our country has had, wrote President Danilo Medina in a letter he sent to Martinez on Tuesday after calling to congratulate him.Martinez finished with a 219-100 record and a 2.93 ERA. He struck out 3,154 batters, twice surpassing 300 in a season. He was an eight-time All-Star, and five times led the majors in ERA. He also won a Cy Young Award with the Montreal Expos.___Follow Ezequiel Abiu Lopez on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Ezequel_Abiu Dennis Seidenberg Jersey . 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"They first came to mind to me when I was put in position as Ryder Cup captain last January," McGinley said. "These two men have been a sounding board for me, both personally and professionally, and have proved time and again to me with their ability and passion and judgment that they are ideal for the role." McGinley said his other assistants will be announced after the team is formalized in September. The 2014 Ryder Cup is scheduled for Sept. 26-28. Europe will be defending the trophy for the second time after winning 14 1/2-13 1/2 at Celtic Manor in 2010 and by the same score at Medinah in 2012. McGinley has known Smyth since he was a teenager and described his fellow Irishman as a "mentor" dduring his professional career. Casey Cizikas Jersey. . "In many ways, he was a natural choice for me," McGinley said. "As a vice captain to Ian Woosnam at the K Club, I found him to be very inspirational, astute, a voice of reason with great clarity of thought." Torrances appointment ensures there will be Scottish representation in the European team at Gleneagles. He has been a close friend of McGinley since the 2002 Ryder Cup, when Torrances decision to stack the top order of the singles with his best players made an impression on the current captain. "I felt, tactically, he made so many right calls, he understood the players, what the Ryder Cup was about," McGinley said. "His ability to motivate the players and communicate with them had a lasting impression on me." Torrance said he and Smyth would act as a buffer between the players and McGinley. "If I could do a tenth for Pauls team of what he did for my team," Torrance said, "we will both be very happy men." McGinley said Smyth will be vice captain to Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Eurasia Cup in Kuala Lumpur on May 27-29. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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