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Pedro Martinez proves he still has it

The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, and they got a special visit from an MLB legend.

Pedro Martinez made an appearance, and while he never pitched for the Blue Jays, he showed up in style.

He played a large part of his career with the Montreal Expos, and with the game being played in Canada, it made perfect sense.

The Hall-of-Famer threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and showed that he still has what it takes to dominate as a pitcher, as he threw a strike to Guerrero and received a warm hand from the crowd.

On Twitter, MLB posted a video of the moment.

Martinez began his career as a reliever with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He then joined the Expos in 1994 and was teammates with Larry Walker.

In 1998, the right fielder joined the Boston Red Sox and won a World Series title six years later, helping break the team’s curse.

Martinez ended his career in 2009 after a few seasons with the New York Mets and one with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 51-year-old won a total of 219 games during his long career and struck out 3,154 batters, while posting a WHIP of 1.054.

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He also owns an 83.9 career WAR and a 2.93 ERA in 2,827.1 innings of work.

Martinez even won three Cy Youngs and a pitching triple crown, while being named to eight All-Star teams.

The right-hander was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 after an illustrious career.

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