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Jason Varitek


15-year Boston Crimson Sox catcher who was simply a three-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champ. He was obtained by the Crimson Sox within a 1997 trade that’s widely considered perhaps one of the most lopsided investments in MLB background; Boston received superstar pitcher Derek Lowe and Varitek from Seattle in trade for reliever Heathcliff Slocumb, who was simply from the MLB by 2001. He was behind the dish for the record-setting four no-hitters throughout his profession. He previously three daughters along with his wife Karen. He broke Carlton Fisk’s record of video games played being a catcher for the Crimson Sox.

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Full Name Jason Varitek
Date Of Birth April 11, 1972
Place Of Birth Rochester, MI
Height 1.88 m
Weight 95 kg
Profession Baseball Player
Education Georgia Institute of Technology, Lake Brantley High School
Nationality American
Spouse Catherine Panagiotopoulos, Karen Mullinax
Children Liv Jordan Varitek, Kendall Anne Varitek, Caroline Morgan Varitek, Alexandra Rose Varitek
Parents Donna Varitek, Joe Varitek
Siblings Jared Varitek, Justin Varitek, Joe Varitek
Star Sign Aries

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1Inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
2First catcher to catch four no-hitters.
3A one time prospect for the Seattle Mariners and was traded along with Derek Lowe to the Boston Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocomb at the trade deadline in 1997.
4He is best friends with Former Red Sox Pitcher and LA Dogers Pitcher Derek Lowe.
5Though he was originally with the Seattle Mariners (in the minor leagues), Varitek has only ever played for the Boston Red Sox in the major leagues.
6Was the AL's starting catcher in the All-Star game in both 2003 and 2005.
7He went hitless at Yankee Stadium in 2004 until he got a bunt single in the 2nd of inning of Game 6 of the '04 ALCS off of Jon Lieber. Tim McCarver and Joe Buck were marveled at the smart hitting of Varitek, who went on to reach second on a 'Orlando Cabrera' hit, but failed to score after 'Mark Bellhorn' grounded into a double play.
8Has three daughters with wife Karen: Alexandra Rose (born 14 January 2000), Kendall Anne (born 30 September 2001), and Caroline Morgan (born 13 June 2005).
9Has teamed up with the Massachusetts Teacher's Association as the Verizon Literacy Champion spokesman to promote summer literacy among children throughout the state
10Since 2004, his "Tek's 33s" program has brought youngsters from Children's Hospital to Fenway Park throughout the season for a chance to meet Jason, watch batting practice, and enjoy a ballgame
11In 2005, led all Red Sox players in appearances
12Named Captain of the Boston Red Sox after the historic 2004 season
13Is a 1990 graduate of Lake Brantley High School in Longwood, Florida, where he was primarily a third baseman
14Was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame in 2002
15Was a member of the 1992 US Olympic baseball team in Barcelona
16Was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round (21st overall) in 1993, but returned to school for his senior year
17His jersey number 33 is the only number retired in Georgia Tech history
18Along with Nomar Garciaparra and MLB pitcher Kevin Brown, he was named one of Georgia Tech's 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century
19Baseball America named him to the All-Time College All-Star Team
20Was a 3-time All-American player while in college and was named Baseball America's College Player of the Year in 1993 (his junior year)
21While attending Georgia Tech, he played with former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, former Red Sox bench player Jay Payton, and major leaguer Darren Bragg.
22Daughter Caroline was named after the song "Sweet Caroline" (recorded by Neil Diamond) that plays in the middle of the eighth inning during every game at Fenway Park.
23Is the only person to have played in the Little League World Series, the College World Series, the Major League World Series, the Major League All-Star Game, and the World Baseball Classic.
24Played shortstop in the 1984 Little League World Series at the age of 12. His team lost, however, to South Korea in the finals.
25Has three brothers: Jared, Joe, and Justin. Justin is also a catcher, and the two often work out together in the off-season.
26Despite the Red Sox long history in Major League Baseball, Jason Varitek is only the 18th player to be named team captain.
27Catcher for the Boston Red Sox, 1997-2011.
28Made major league debut on 24 September 1997 (only game played that season).
29Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summers of 1991 and 1993.
30Named Baseball America's College Player of the Year for 1993
31Signed a 4-year contract with the Red Sox in late 2004 and was named Captain of the team.



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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Baseball's Secret Formula2006TV MovieHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Catcher: Boston Red Sox
Queer Eye2005TV SeriesHimself
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself - Red Sox Catcher
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie2004DocumentaryHimself
2003 American League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
SportsFigures1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Chopped Junior2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - Caught 153 Wakefield Games
Sunday Night Baseball1999-2011TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher / Himself - Boston Red Sox Pinch Hitter / Catcher / ...
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - AL Catcher, Boston Red Sox
2007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher
2007 American League Championship Series2007TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Catcher

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