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Pedro Martinez Says Manny Ramirez Gave Red Sox Players Viagra During 2004 Playoffs

I mean, it worked, right?

Posted on May 6, 2015, at 2:58 p.m. ET

Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Red Sox legend and upcoming Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez told a few stories about the Manny Ramirez era that he included in his new book.

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"Manny was Manny in every aspect," Pedro said.

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In 2004, the Red Sox were down 3–0 to the Yankees in the ALCS. The team began taking "shots" before the game, and Pedro describes the "concoction" as the following:

-Mamajuana, a herbal aphrodiasiac liquor that Manny brought back from Brazil

-Gin

-Honey

-Wine

According to Pedro, Manny added another special ingredient:


"Three 100mgs of Viagra."

Then Pedro was like:

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So, according to Pedro, the guys recruited Ellis Burks, who was in the last season of his career and not in the day's lineup, to test the liquor and Viagra cocktail:

"It seemed like it worked," Pedro said, and the rest of the dudes joined in on drinking Manny's uplifting cocktail.

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And the rest is history.

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Watch Pedro's full segment on Manny here:

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