The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to welcome Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and Boston Red Sox great Pedro Martinez to the MassMutual Center on Saturday, April 13, 2019, as the Thunderbirds host the Providence Bruins. The T-Birds will wear specialty Red Sox-themed jerseys, which will be auctioned postgame.
2019 will mark the 15-year anniversary of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship, which made worldwide headlines as the team snapped “The Curse of the Bambino” after 86 years. Martinez won 16 games in the 2004 regular season and then earned the win in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals en route to a Red Sox sweep.
Martinez’s appearance at the Thunderdome will grant New England sports fans a unique opportunity to celebrate the beloved 2004 Red Sox and the career of Pedro Martinez. In advance of Martinez’s visit to Springfield, the Thunderbirds will commemorate the appearance with a limited edition Pedro bobblehead, presented by MassLive, to the first 5,000 fans on Saturday, February 2 when the T-Birds host the Utica Comets at 7:05 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Click here to buy your Pedro Martinez bobblehead night tickets.
Springfield area fans wishing to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Martinez are encouraged to purchase a Pedro VIP Pack. For $145, a limited quantity of VIP's will receive:
- One (1) ticket to Pedro Martinez Night – Sat., April 13, 2019 vs. PRO 7:05 p.m. ET
- Access to premium VIP area featuring photo with Pedro Martinez (*Please note: NO cell phone "selfies" and NO autographs will be permitted)
- Commemorative Pedro Martinez Night puck
- Cash bar/light hors-d'oeuvres
- 8x10 glossy photo