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American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball

  • American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.
  • Born on March 15, 1979, Youkilis is named Kevin Edmund Youkilis but is popularly called as Youk.
  • A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drafted by the Red Sox in 2001 after playing college baseball at the University of Cincinnati.
  • He made his MLB debut in May 15, 2004
  • He is also a two-time MLB All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, and winner of the 2008 Hank Aaron Award.
  • He was named to the Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No. 36 on the list in 2009, No. 38 in 2010, and No. 35 in 2011.
  • A Gold Glove Award-winning first baseman, he once held baseball's record for most consecutive errorless games at first base (later broken by Casey Kotchman).
  • In November 2008, Youkilis married Enza Sambataro in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico but the couple divorced in 2010.
  • In February 2012, he is engaged to marry Julie Brady, the sister of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
  • He made an appearance in season 1 episode 8 of the Travel Channel show Man v. Food.
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