Josh Beckett Retires After 14-Year Career

October 8, 2014 3:14 PM
Josh Beckett Retires After 14-Year Career
" BOSTON (CBS) — Josh Beckett has called it a career.

The 34-year-old former Red Sox ace announced his retirement following the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 loss in Game 4 of the National League Division, which ended L.A.’s season on Tuesday night.

Beckett went 138-106 with a 3.88 ERA over his 14-year career, winning a pair of World Series titles. He was the World Series MVP at the age of 23 when the Florida Marlins beat the New York Yankees in 2003, and won his second title with the Boston Red Sox in 2007. That season, Beckett went 20-7 for Boston and finished second in American League Cy Young voting.

After a few tumultuous seasons in Boston, Beckett was dealt to the Dodgers in August 2012 along with Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto. He went 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA for Los Angeles in 2014, hurling a no-hitter against the Phillies in May, but his season ended in August after he suffered a torn labrum in his left hip "

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