All-Star Game at Washington

Friday, February 16, 2007

Keith Foulke Retires

Another "One of the 25" has decided to call it a career, as Keith Foulke has decided to retire rather than go after the Cleveland Indians closer position.

Foulke now joins Bill Mueller, Curtis Leskanic, Pokey Reese, and Gabe Kapler as Red Sox players who were on the 2004 World Champions who have ended their playing careers.

Foulke had reported to the Indians' Winter Haven spring training complex yesterday and informed team officials of his decision. He signed a one-year deal over the winter. Apparently he was experiencing more elbow problems and reached his decision.

He had a fabulous season in 2004, and was a major reason the Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years.

The scene pictured here, the final out of Game 4 in St. Louis to wrap up the 2004 World Series, will live in my heart forever, and I thank Keith Foulke for that. Have a nice retirement, Keith, and thanks for being One of the 25.


Eklof 22 said...

Go Ndeirigh an bothar Leat, Keith

The Omnipotent Q said...

I couldn't have stated that any better myself, Cormac...