October 1st, 2012

Ramon Wins 20

October 1, 1990 – At age 22, right-hander Ramon Martinez became the youngest 20-game winner since Brooklyn’s Ralph Branca (age 21 in 1947) in a 2-1 victory over the Padres at Dodger Stadium. It was a breakout season for Martinez, who on June 4 tied Sandy Koufax’s single-game record of 18 strikeouts in a 6-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Martinez made the N.L. All-Star team and became the team’s ace after the early-season injury to veteran Orel Hershiser.