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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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.Read more
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series titles. He threw a no ...Read more
Right-hander Josh Beckett pitched a no-hitter this season; he has earned two World Series rings during his career, and was Series MVP in 2003; he's made three All-Star teams. He also turns 35 years old next season and has an injured hip that requires surgery.Read more
(Reuters) - Injury-ravaged Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher and former World Series MVP Josh Beckett announced his retirement on Tuesday, confirming the decision in an interview with Major League Baseball's official website. On the same day the Dodgers ...Read more