Jason Varitek

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Jason Andrew Varitek (ˈværɨtɛk; born April 11, 1972), nicknamed 'Tek', is a former American Major League Baseball catcher for the Boston Red Sox. He currently works for the Red Sox as a "Special Assistant to the General Manager". After being traded as a minor league prospect by the Seattle Mariners, Varitek played his entire major league career for the Boston Red Sox. A three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner at catcher, as well as a Silver Slugger Award winner, Varitek was part of both the 2004 World Series and 2007 World Series Championship teams, and was viewed widely as one of the team's leaders. In December 2004 he was named the captain of the Red Sox, only their fourth captain since 1923. He was a switch-hitter.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2005
Fever Pitch (2005)
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Self

2012
Knuckleball! (2012)
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2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
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2006
Baseball's Secret Formula (TV Movie)
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2005
2005 MLB All-Star Game (2005) (TV Movie)
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2004
2004 World Series (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
Queer Eye (2003) (TV Show)
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1999
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1995
SportsFigures (TV Show)
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1990
Sunday Night Baseball (1990) (TV Show)
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It's definitely crushing. We have our backs against the wall now.


Right now, we're just trying to get him out, just like everyone else. But he came up big for them.


We have experience. That's all. All you can say is we're not going to quit, no matter what happens.


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  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (25 October 1999)

Dating History

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Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Jason Varitek.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1997 BOS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1998 BOS 86 221 31 56 13 0 7 33 2 17 45 0.253 0.309 0.407
1999 BOS 144 483 70 130 39 2 20 76 1 46 85 0.269 0.330 0.482
2000 BOS 139 448 55 111 31 1 10 65 1 60 84 0.248 0.342 0.388
2001 BOS 51 174 19 51 11 1 7 25 0 21 35 0.293 0.371 0.489
2002 BOS 132 467 58 124 27 1 10 61 4 41 95 0.266 0.332 0.392
2003 BOS 142 451 63 123 31 1 25 85 3 51 106 0.273 0.351 0.512
2004 BOS 137 463 67 137 30 1 18 73 10 62 126 0.296 0.390 0.482
2005 BOS 133 470 70 132 30 1 22 70 2 62 117 0.281 0.366 0.489
2006 BOS 103 365 46 87 19 2 12 55 1 46 87 0.238 0.325 0.400
2007 BOS 131 435 57 111 15 3 17 68 1 71 122 0.255 0.367 0.421
2008 BOS 131 423 37 93 20 0 13 43 0 52 122 0.220 0.313 0.359
2009 BOS 109 364 41 76 24 0 14 51 0 54 90 0.209 0.313 0.390
2010 BOS 39 112 18 26 6 0 7 16 0 10 35 0.232 0.293 0.473
2011 BOS 68 222 32 49 10 1 11 36 0 21 67 0.221 0.300 0.423
Career 1546 5099 664 1307 306 14 193 757 25 614 1216 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Jason Varitek.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1997 BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
1998 BOS 75 56 516 367 32 5 3 0.988
1999 BOS 140 130 1,153 972 66 11 8 0.990
2000 BOS 128 119 1,076 867 46 7 3 0.992
2001 BOS 50 47 426 425 32 2 2 0.996
2002 BOS 127 121 1,064 912 54 4 8 0.996
2003 BOS 137 119 1,075 854 43 9 8 0.990
2004 BOS 130 121 1,062 880 49 2 11 0.998
2005 BOS 130 127 1,089 784 32 8 4 0.990
2006 BOS 99 94 822 647 28 4 3 0.994
2007 BOS 125 121 1,064 937 39 6 8 0.994
2008 BOS 131 120 1,041 903 42 4 7 0.996
2009 BOS 108 106 924 856 37 3 4 0.997
2010 BOS 39 27 275 242 13 0 2 1.000
2011 BOS 68 64 574 519 28 4 1 0.993
Career 1488 1372 - 10166 541 69 72 -

First NameJason
Middle NameAndrew
Last NameVaritek
Full Name at BirthJason Andrew Varitek
Other NamesTek
Age42
Date of BirthApril 11, 1972
BirthplaceRochester, Michigan, USA
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight230 lbs (104.3 kg)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Star SignAries
SexualityStraight
ReligionChristian
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolLake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA
UniversityGeorgia Institute of Technology
OccupationMajor League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionCatcher
BatsBoth
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut24 September 1997
DraftDrafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Claim to FameCatcher and Captain of the Boston Red Sox

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