Jason Varitek Stats

Jason Varitek was born on Tuesday, April 11, 1972, in Rochester, Michigan. Varitek was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 24, 1997, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jason Varitek baseball stats page.

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"I know offensively he (Jason Varitek) was the star of the game. But the game he called, I probably shook him off three times tonight. Once he wouldn't let me shake him off, but that was his game. We talked the last five days about how I thought things were going and it was good dialogue and it showed tonight results-wise. That's probably why he's probably as good as there is back there calling a game." - Curt Schilling (April 28, 2004)

Jason Varitek

Jason Varitek Autograph on a 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures (#18/25)

Jason Varitek Autograph on a 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures (#18/25)

Birth Name:
Jason Andrew Varitek
Nickname:
Tek
Born On:
04-11-1972  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rochester, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Lake Brantley High School (Altamonte Springs, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
230
First Game:
09-24-1997 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-25-2011
Draft:
1994 : 1st Round (14th) / Signing Bonus = $650,000

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Jason Varitek Pitching Stats

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Jason Varitek Hitting Stats

1997 25 Red Sox 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1998 26 Red Sox 86 221 31 56 13 0 7 0 33 17 1 45 4 3 2 8 .253 .309 .407
1999 27 Red Sox 144 483 70 130 39 2 20 0 76 46 2 85 5 8 2 12 .269 .330 .482
2000 28 Red Sox 139 448 55 111 31 1 10 0 65 60 3 84 1 4 6 16 .248 .342 .388
2001 29 Red Sox 51 174 19 51 11 1 7 0 25 21 3 35 1 1 1 6 .293 .371 .489
2002 30 Red Sox 132 467 58 124 27 1 10 0 61 41 3 95 1 3 7 13 .266 .332 .392
2003 31 Red Sox 142 451 63 123 31 1 25 0 85 51 8 106 5 7 7 10 .273 .351 .512
2004 32 Red Sox 137 463 67 137 30 1 18 0 73 62 9 126 0 1 10 11 .296 .390 .482
2005 33 Red Sox 133 470 70 132 30 1 22 1 70 62 3 117 1 3 3 10 .281 .366 .489
2006 34 Red Sox 103 365 46 87 19 2 12 1 55 46 7 87 1 2 2 10 .238 .325 .400
2007 35 Red Sox 131 435 57 111 15 3 17 0 68 71 9 122 0 4 8 9 .255 .367 .421
2008 36 Red Sox 131 423 37 93 20 0 13 0 43 52 3 122 0 2 6 13 .220 .313 .359
2009 37 Red Sox 109 364 41 76 24 0 14 1 51 54 6 90 0 4 3 6 .209 .313 .390
2010 38 Red Sox 39 112 18 26 6 0 7 0 16 10 2 35 0 1 0 1 .232 .293 .473
2011 39 Red Sox 68 222 32 49 10 1 11 0 36 21 0 67 3 0 4 3 .221 .300 .423
15 Years 1,546 5,099 664 1,307 306 14 193 3 757 614 59 1,216 22 43 61 128 .256 .341 .435

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Jason Varitek Fielding Stats

1997 Red Sox C 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1998 Red Sox C 75 56 1,548 404 5.4 399 367 32 5 3 18 49 19 .988 6.96
1999 Red Sox C 141 130 3,458 1,055 7.5 1,044 978 66 11 8 25 124 30 .990 8.15
2000 Red Sox C 128 119 3,228 920 7.2 913 867 46 7 3 14 104 34 .992 7.64
2001 Red Sox C 50 47 1,280 459 9.2 457 425 32 2 2 3 51 18 .996 9.64
2002 Red Sox C 127 121 3,194 970 7.6 966 912 54 4 8 10 81 31 .996 8.17
2003 Red Sox C 137 119 3,226 906 6.6 897 854 43 9 8 6 61 23 .990 7.51
2004 Red Sox C 130 121 3,188 931 7.2 929 880 49 2 11 5 77 23 .998 7.87
2005 Red Sox C 130 127 3,267 824 6.3 816 784 32 8 4 7 65 21 .990 6.74
2006 Red Sox C 99 94 2,466 679 6.9 675 647 28 4 3 1 46 13 .994 7.39
2007 Red Sox C 125 121 3,192 982 7.9 976 937 39 6 8 4 63 20 .994 8.26
2008 Red Sox C 131 120 3,123 949 7.2 945 903 42 4 7 4 56 16 .996 8.17
2009 Red Sox C 108 106 2,772 896 8.3 893 856 37 3 4 1 108 16 .997 8.70
2010 Red Sox C 39 27 825 255 6.5 255 242 13 0 2 1 34 9 1.000 8.35
2011 Red Sox C 68 64 1,722 551 8.1 547 519 28 4 1 6 73 12 .993 8.58
C Totals 1,489 1,372 36,492 10,782 7.2 10,713 10,172 541 69 72 105 992 285 .994 7.93
15 Years 1,489 1,372 36,492 10,782 7.2 10,713 10,172 541 69 72 105 992 285 .994 7.93

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Jason Varitek Miscellaneous Stats

1997 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1998 Red Sox 2 2 .500 24 0 3 31.6 4.9 6.7 - - -
1999 Red Sox 1 2 .333 8 0 2 24.2 5.7 6.4 - - -
2000 Red Sox 1 1 .500 18 0 1 44.8 5.3 6.9 - - -
2001 Red Sox 0 0 .000 3 0 0 24.9 5.0 7.0 - - -
2002 Red Sox 4 3 .571 6 0 1 46.7 4.9 7.7 - - -
2003 Red Sox 3 2 .600 30 0 4 18.0 4.3 5.3 - - -
2004 Red Sox 10 3 .769 26 0 1 25.7 3.7 6.3 - - -
2005 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 6 0 0 21.4 4.0 6.7 - - -
2006 Red Sox 1 2 .333 7 0 0 30.4 4.2 6.6 - - -
2007 Red Sox 1 2 .333 9 0 0 25.6 3.6 6.4 - - -
2008 Red Sox 0 1 .000 4 0 0 32.5 3.5 9.8 - - -
2009 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 26.0 4.0 7.1 - - -
2010 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 0 16.0 3.2 7.0 - - -
2011 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 20.2 3.3 6.2 - - -
15 Years 25 18 .581 143 1 12 26.4 4.2 6.7 - - -

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Jason Varitek Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1997 Boston Red Sox 47 $150,000.00 - -
1998 Boston Red Sox 47 $170,000.00 - -
1999 Boston Red Sox 47 , 33 $237,500.00 - -
2000 Boston Red Sox 33 $375,000.00 - -
2001 Boston Red Sox 33 $1,800,000.00 - -
2002 Boston Red Sox 33 $3,500,000.00 - -
2003 Boston Red Sox 33 $4,700,000.00 Stats -
2004 Boston Red Sox 33 $6,900,000.00 - Stats
2005 Boston Red Sox 33 $8,000,000.00 Stats -
2006 Boston Red Sox 33 $10,000,000.00 - -
2007 Boston Red Sox 33 $11,000,000.00 - Stats
2008 Boston Red Sox 33 $10,442,030.00 Stats -
2009 Boston Red Sox 33 $5,000,000.00 - -
2010 Boston Red Sox 33 $3,000,000.00 - -
2011 Boston Red Sox 33 $2,000,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Jason Varitek is one of the few Major League ballplayers who played in both a Little League World Series & Major League World Series during his career?

Did you know that Jason Varitek is one of only three players, along with pitcher Ed Vosberg , and outfielder Michael Conforto , to have played in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series?

Did you know that Jason Varitek was the first catcher to win a Golden Spikes Award , bestowed annually to the best amateur baseball player in the United States?

Did you know that Jason Varitek was one of only three active captains in Major League Baseball when the Red Sox appointed him to the position in 1997, joining Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox? Tek, according to the Red Sox Media Guide, was the 18th captain in franchise history, joining Jimmy Collins (1901-1905), Chick Stahl (1906), Bob Unglaub (1907), Deacon McGuire (1908), Doc Gessler (1909), Harry Lord (1910), Heinie Wagner (1911, 1913-1914), Jake Stahl (1912), Jack Barry (1915-1917), Dick Hoblitzell (1918), Harry Hooper (1919-1920), Everett Scott (1921), Del Pratt (1922), George Burns (1923), Mike Menosky (1923), Jimmie Foxx (1940-1942), Carl Yastrzemski (1966, 1969-1983) and Jim Rice (1985-1989).

On July 18, 2006 , Jason Varitek played in his 991st game behind the plate for the Boston Red Sox, breaking Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk's team record for most games caught. Later that same month, on July 31, 2006 , Varitek caught his 1,000th game, the first Red Sox catcher to reach the plateau, and Fisk honored Tek in an on-field ceremony on September 19, 2006.

Jason Varitek caught the no-hitter thrown by Hideo Nomo on April 4, 2001 , the no-hitter thrown by Derek Lowe on April 27, 2002 , the no-hitter thrown by Clay Buchholz on September 1, 2007 , and the no-hitter thrown by Jon Lester on May 19, 2008 , the most no-hitters caught by any catcher in Major League history (since tied by Carlos Ruiz ).

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