Beckett returned this past spring after undergoing a procedure to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome near his right shoulder and surprised many by going 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 starts, including his no-hitter against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Boston Globe -
The retirement of Josh Beckett gained little notice in Boston. There was a wire story on the bottom of Page C3 in the Globe and barely any chatter on the radio.
Yahoo Sports -
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.
Yahoo Sports (blog) -
Everyone seemingly got a piece of the red head - everyone except Josh Beckett, who waited patiently for a fist bump or high five or even a nod.
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -
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, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.
Fish Stripes -
Josh Beckett was selected second but contract negotiations held him out of play until 2000. In his first full season in the minors at age 20, he made just 12 starts thanks to injury but put up a 2.12 ERA and whiffed 26.2 percent of batters faced ...
Marlin Maniac -
Now for the real reason you clicked here. Where does Beckett fall on the all-time Marlins pitching list? Keep in mind this is subjective, but I feel that I can make a pretty good statistical case for his ranking.
Press Herald -
It was June 16, 2001, and Hadlock Field was buzzing. The crowd, which included Portland Sea Dogs fans as well as the Florida Marlins' owner, John Henry, was anticipating the Double-A debut of 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett.
Josh Beckett became a cliché. It is impossible to conjure the name of another athlete who is so despised in Boston despite the fact that he was directly responsible for delivering a championship.
CLNS Radio (blog) -
This week the guys were joined by Shawn Ferris of MLB.com to talk all things baseball. Here Shawn's take on Josh Beckett retiring, America's team, the Kansas City Royals, and what he thinks the Red Sox will do this offseason. Hint: He throws in a third ...
Los Angeles Times -
Juan Uribe couldn't wait for the moment to come. Brian Wilson couldn't wait for it to be over. As for Josh Beckett, he didn't understand the magnitude of what he was about to accomplish.
El Nuevo Diario -
Beckett dijo que le pone fin a su carrera después de que los Dodgers fueron eliminados por los Cardenales de en el juego 4 de la serie de división de la Liga Nacional el martes por la noche. Beckett, quien fue Jugador Más Valioso de la Serie Mundial a ...
Josh Beckett has retired. Chad Billingsley is recovering from his second elbow surgery in the past two seasons and the Dodgers are likely to buy out the option year in his contract, allowing him to become a free agent.
Charlotte Observer -
When Los Angeles Dodgers righty Josh Beckett announced his retirement at the end of the season, gone was the best postseason pitcher of his generation.
Yahoo News -
The Los Angeles Dodgers are out of the baseball playoffs, but their season wasn't a total bust. It included no-hitters by pitching ace Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett, exuberant play from Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig, steals from speedster Dee Gordon, and ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -
Two years later, Josh Beckett led the upstart Florida Marlins to the crown, again at the Yankees' expense. The favored Texas Rangers were one strike away twice from winning the crown in 2011 before bowing to the wild-card St. Louis Cardinals.
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