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Former American professional baseball catcher

  • Varitek played for the Boston Red Sox for most of the time in the Major League Baseball
  • He is a three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner at catcher, a Silver Slugger Award winner, and was part of both the 2004 World Series and 2007 World Series Championship teams.
  • In December 2004 he was named the captain of the Red Sox, only their third captain since 1923.
  • He is one of only two players (Ed Vosberg is the other) in the history of the sport to have played in the World Championship game of the Little League World Series, in the National Championship game of the College World Series, and in the Major League World Series
  • He is only baseball player in history to have played in the three aforementioned World Series along with playing in either the Olympic Baseball team or in the World Baseball Classic.
  • He has caught an MLB-record four no-hitters.
  • Through 2011, he had allowed more stolen bases than any other active major league catcher, with 992.
  • He announced his retirement on March 1, 2012.
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