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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Varitek's career by the numbers

By ESPNBoston.com




With the Red Sox set to honor longtime captain Jason Varitek with a "Thanks, Tek Day" at Fenway Park on Saturday, we take a look at some of the key numbers associated with his distinguished tenure in Boston.

15 -- Tek's career spanned 15 seasons with the Red Sox. Only Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice had longer stints in Boston without playing for another team.

86 -- Varitek and the Sox won the World Series in 2004, ending an 86-year title drought. He became a free agent afterward, but re-signed with Boston was named the team's first captain since Rice.

2 -- The Red Sox won a second title in 2007 thanks in part to the play of Varitek, who was a three-time All-Star. In 2005, the catcher won his only Gold Glove and his only Silver Slugger Award.