Kevin Youkilis "The Greek God of Walks" announces his retirement.
|Kevin Youkilis being hugged by Dustin Pedroia in his|
last game as a Red Sox (6/24/12). Photo by
Winslow Townson/Getty Images.
After being traded to the White Sox in 2012, having a horrible season with the Yankees in 2013 and only playing 21 games in Japan this season, Kevin Youkilis announced his retirement by Twitter. Youkilis played 9 seasons with the Red Sox and won the World Series in 2004 and 2007.
15-yr client, Kevin Youkilis, after deep thought about family and health, is calling it a career. Been a great one! Love ya, Youk. #YOOOUUUK
— Pro Star Management (@prostarmgmt) October 30, 2014
"Yoooooooukkkkkkkkkkkkk" was one of the best third baseman during his time in Boston. He was barely a rookie in the 2004 season, but he hitted a homerun in his first Major League game. Later on, the had a .500 avg with three homeruns during the 2007 ALCS against the Indians. The third baseman had a .306 avg with six homeruns in his postseason career.
The "Yoooooooukkkkkkkkkkkkk" year we will always remember as fans of the Red Sox is 2008, where he batted .312 with 29 homeruns and finished in the voting for the American League Most Valuable Player.
The third baseman had a .287 avg and 133 homeruns in his time in Boston.
You'll surely be missed, Youk.
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