Cepeda to Have Street Named After Him in San Francisco

Orlando Cepeda will see his name on a street sign soon…

The 79-year-old Puerto Rican retired first baseman, who made his Major League Baseball debut with the San Francisco Giants in April 1958, will receive a ceremonial sign for a street that will be named in his honor in the Bay City.

Orlando Cepeda

It’s all part of the redevelopment of the old Candlestick Park site.

Cepeda, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, played for the Giants from 1958 until 1966.

During a career that lasted sixteen years, he also played with the St. Louis Cardinals, helping the team win the World Series in 1967, as well as the Atlanta Braves (1969–72), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973), and Kansas City Royals.

Other San Francisco iconic athletes to have a name after them include San Francisco 49ers legends Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and coach Bill Walsh, as well as former Giants players Willie Mays and Barry Bonds.

Martinez Opts for Boston Red Sox Logo on His Hall of Fame Plaque

Pedro Martinez will be seeing red when he received his Hall of Fame plaque…

The 43-year-old Dominican-American baseball pitcher, who played for five teams during his18 seasons in Major League Baseball, has opted to have the logo of the Boston Red Sox prominently displayed.

Pedro Martinez

“I cannot be any prouder to take Red Sox Nation to the Hall of Fame with the logo on my plaque,” said Martinez, an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and 2004 World Series champion. “I am extremely proud to represent Boston and all of New England with my Hall of Fame career. I’m grateful to all of the teams for which I played, and especially fans, for making this amazing honor come true.”

Martinez, who was a first-ballot induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, was 219-100, struck out 3,154, led the major leagues in ERA five times, and in 2004 helped the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years.

“The Museum staff works with each inductee by suggesting an appropriate logo option, or no logo at all,” Hall president Jeff Idelson said in a statement. “For those whose most compelling contributions clearly took place with one team, a logo makes sense. For those whose careers were built significantly among multiple teams, not having a team logo is equally acceptable.”

The Class of 2015 will be formally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26 in Cooperstown, New York.