Boston Red Sox World Series Champions

Craig Kimbrel

Date of birth: 28 May 1988
Primary position: Pitcher

Career Pitching Statistics through 2018 Season

SeasonWLSVIPHERSOERA
2016263153.02820833.40
2017503569.033111261.43
2018514262.33119962.74
TOTAL127108184.392503052.44

Awards and Recognition with Boston

AL The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (Reliever), 2017

Memorable Moments for Craig Kimbrel

  • 13 November 2015 - The Red Sox send four prospects to the Padres in exchange for closer Craig Kimbrel.
  • 25 May 2017 - Craig Kimbrel strikes out four batters in one inning as the Red Sox best the Rangers 6-2 at Fenway Park. The first batter, Nomar Mazara, swings and misses for strike three, but the ball strikes his shoe and caroms away from catcher Christian Vasquez; although Mazara should have been called out according to baseball rules (replay clearly shows the pitch striking his foot after the swing-and-miss), Mazara is allowed to stay at first base after an umpire review.
  • 9 October 2017 - Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel are unable to hold a late lead and, despite an inside-the-park home run from Rafael Devers to lead off the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox lose 5-4 to the Astros at Fenway Park in Game Four of the ALDS. The loss ends Boston's postseason run, while Houston goes on to win its first World Championship later that postseason.