Jason Varitek

Catcher

Awards and Recognition with Boston
Gold Glove Award, 2005

Career Batting Statistics for Jason Varitek with Boston

SEASON AB R H HR RBI BB SB AVG
1997 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 221 31 56 7 33 17 2 .253
1999 483 70 130 20 76 46 1 .269
2000 448 55 111 10 65 60 1 .248
2001 174 19 51 7 25 21 0 .293
2002 467 58 124 10 61 41 4 .266
2003 451 63 123 25 85 51 3 .273
2004 463 67 137 18 73 62 10 .296
2005 470 70 132 22 70 62 2 .281
2006 365 46 87 12 55 46 1 .238
2007 435 57 111 17 68 71 1 .255
2008 423 37 93 13 43 52 0 .220
2009 364 41 76 14 51 54 0 .209
2010 112 18 26 7 16 10 0 .232
2011 222 32 49 11 36 21 0 .221
15 yrs 5099 664 1307 193 757 614 25 .256

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Memorable Moments for Jason Varitek

  • 31 July 1997 - The Red Sox perhaps make the best deal in franchise history when they send Heathcliff Slocumb to the Mariners in exchange for future All-Stars Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe.
  • 6 October 2003 - Boston completes the comeback from an 0-2 series deficit with a 4-3 win over Oakland in Game Five of the division series. Jason Varitek and Manny Ramirez both homer to score all four Boston runs and Derek Lowe comes from the bullpen to record the final three outs.
  • 24 July 2004 - Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez rumble after the latter is hit by a Bronson Arroyo pitch in the third; Boston gets the last laugh and rallies to win 11-10 over New York at Fenway Park thanks to Bill Mueller's two-run home run in the ninth off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
  • 24 October 2004 - Boston wins Game Two of the 2004 World Series 6-2 over St. Louis at Fenway Park thanks to another surprising performance from starter Curt Schilling, who allows an unearned run in six innings of work with blood leeching through his sock from his reconstructed right ankle. Jason Varitek leads the offensive attack for the Red Sox with a two-run triple.
  • 11 May 2005 - One day after teammate Kevin Millar wins the game for Boston with a walk-off, two-run home run for a 3-2 Red Sox win over the Athletics, Jason Varitek victimizes Oakland reliever Octavio Dotel with a two-run walk-off home run of his own as the Red Sox win 7-6.
  • 22 April 2007 - Manny Ramirez, J. D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek hit four consecutive home runs in the third inning, the first time in Red Sox history this feat has occurred. All four home runs were off of 10 pitches from Yankees rookie Chase Wright, making just his second major league start. Boston eventually wins 7-6.
  • 30 April 2008 - For the second game in a row, Boston beats Toronto with a ninth-inning, two-out base hit that scores the winning run; catcher Jason Varitek singles home Manny Ramirez to give the Sox a 2-1 win one day after Kevin Youkilis plates David Ortiz in a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays.
  • 30 January 2009 - Veteran catcher Jason Varitek signs a one-year deal with Boston with club and player options for a second season. The Red Sox captain is unable to find another team interested in his services, while the team is unable to find a suitable replacement for its Gold Glove catcher.
  • 10 March 2010 - Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra signs a ceremonial one-day contract with Boston and uses the occasion to announce his retirement, which ends a 14-year major league career. He then proceeds to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Jason Varitek, who was teammates with Garciaparra at both Georgia Tech and Boston.
  • 1 March 2012 - Catcher Jason Varitek makes it official and retires after 15 seasons with the Red Sox in which he caught four no-hitters. He also ends his career having caught 1,488 games, most in franchise history.