As you probably noticed, Josh Beckett announced his retirement last night. I've always been a Beckett fan. How could you not like someone who dominated the Yankees in the World Series as a youngster. When he came over to the Sox, that was clearly a big deal. Even when times were rough, I always thought he got the short end of the stick from fans in Boston. As I started thinking about this post, I flipped though my scorebooks looking at Beckett starts I had scored, and noticed something pretty cool.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Bye Bye Beckett
Here is how Josh Beckett performed in games when I was at Fenway.
?? TOR-W 7 IP, 1ER, 2 K
9/19/06 NYY-L 5+IP, 9 ER, 2 K
4/10/07 SEA-W 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 K
9/15/07 NYY-W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 K
4/7/09 TB-W, 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 K
5/23/08 NYM-ND, 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 K
4/13/12 TB-W, 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 K
My goodness! If I was going to Fenway, and he was pitching, apparently I was assured of having a
So, maybe that’s why I’ve always had a soft spot for Josh Beckett. It’s not like I saw him have one great start, and be mediocre the rest of his career in Boston. His seven starts that I saw were spread out pretty evenly throughout his tenure. They were almost all amazing. Almost all of them allowed me to leave Fenway happy.
Not a bad result from a starting pitcher.
What people are reading this week
Tony, the wonderful writer of the “ Off Hiatus Baseball ” blog, started a fun activity based off the “30-Day Music Challenge” that Twitter u...
Section 36 has another visitor! Erin Connor is a pilot, a Red Sox fan, and the current Miss Vermont. She was nice enough to take time a...
I can't believe I haven't mentioned this one before. After all, I've had it for years. But, better late than never I always say....
My Little League coach was fond of saying “Let the perfect play beat you.” It was a way to judge your aggressiveness on the base paths. If ...
1. Wade Boggs 2. Kevin Youkilis 3. Rico Petrocelli 4. Mike Lowell 5. Carney Lansford 6. Bill Mueller 7. Scott Cooper 8. Butch Hobson ...