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.
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 ...
Yahoo Sports (blog) -
Thanks to blogger Chad Moriyama, who's always on point when it comes to funny Los Angeles Dodgers happenings, for animating the team greeting Justin Turner after he hit his second home run Tuesday night.
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.
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) -
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.
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.
Sports On Earth -
Scouts worried that Peavy might not have the frame to hold up as a starter, but he put those concerns to rest by winning strikeout crowns in his first two seasons and ranking second in the minors (behind Josh Beckett) with 12.7 whiffs per nine innings ...
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 ...
Lasorda's Lair -
They instead chose to bank on the comebacks of Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley which only worked for a portion of the season.
Houston Chronicle -
LOS ANGELES (10) - Josh Beckett, rhp; c-Chad Billingsley, rhp; Kevin Correia, rhp; p-Dan Haren, rhp; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Paul Maholm, lhp; Chris Perez, rhp; Hanley Ramirez, ss; p-Brian Wilson, rhp; Jamey Wright, rhp.
Medio Tiempo.com -
Josh Beckett anunció retiro tras 14 años en la MLB. Josh Beckett ganó dos anillos de Serie Mundial con Marlins y Red Sox. (Foto: Getty). AUMENTAR; DISMINUIR. Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, miércoles 8 de Octubre del 2014.
Headlines & Global News -
The first and most obvious reason (that Dilbeck didn't explicitly point out) is that the Dodgers have questions in the rotation beyond No.
The Heights (subscription) -
They were replaced with the likes of Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Jason Bay, Jacoby Ellsbury, and J.D. Drew, some of whom were part of a likable bunch that captured the 2007 World Series crown.
BoSox Injection -
On the pitching front: Josh Beckett led the staff with 17 wins, a 3.86 ERA, 1.192 WHIP, and 199/55 K/BB in 212 1/3 innings (arguably the last excellent season of his career).
Wall Street Journal (blog) -
Following aces Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling, Matsuzaka started Game 3 and allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings to earn the win.
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