We knew it was coming, but it’s still tough to take. #15 is hanging up his jersey after a remarkable career in baseball. All of his professional years were spent with the Red Sox organization.
The 37 year old second baseman spent 17 years with the Sox after being selected in the second round of the 2004 draft. He is a 3 time World-Series Champ, helping the team grab the bling in 2007, 2013 and 2018.
Dustin Pedroia, who was named by the American League as Rookie of the Year in 2001, is officially announced his retirement. “Pedey” earned the Most Valuable Player award in 2008, four All-Star selections, four Gold Glove Awards for second base and a 2008 Silver Slugger Award. Pedroia is also the only second baseman ever to be name Red Sox MVP by the Boston Baseball Writers.
Following the retirement announcement, came a flood of posts of appreciation.
Dustin and his family, wife Kelli, and three sons, Dylan, Cole, and Brooks will now enjoy some watching baseball together, in Arizona.
Thank you for every…— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 1, 2021
Double Play Turned
Hop at Second
World Series Championship pic.twitter.com/Kq4x6Ra5n7
Dustin Pedroia has announced his retirement from baseball today.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) February 1, 2021
Drafted by the Red Sox in 2004.
3× World Series Champion.
2008 AL MVP.
4× Gold Glove.
“I had 60 at-bats, & I was hitting .170, and everyone was ready to kill me, too. And what happened? Laser show. So, relax.” pic.twitter.com/YL85lB06IN
Thank you for everything Pedey! He's suffered through some difficult seasons recently, but Dustin Pedroia is a Red Sox icon ⚾ He spent his entire 17-year baseball career in the Red Sox organization. Today he announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/Fm9vclZW43— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) February 1, 2021
Just talked to David Ortiz about Pedroia retirement: 'He showed the whole planet it wasn't about height, it was about balls ... If I had to pick one player to pay to watch it was Dustin Pedroia'— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) February 1, 2021