Friday, October 31, 2014

'Greek God Of Walks' Retires After Ten Seasons

Moneyball got it partly wrong. Kevin Youkilis was not of Greek descent—but he did walk a helluva lot (539 times). The always popular Youkilis, who spent pieces of nine seasons with the Red Sox, is retiring from baseball. During his time in Carmine Hose, Youk hit .287, with a .388 on-base percentage. He also clouted 133 HRs for Boston and knocked in 564 runs. He will always be remembered for the classic "Yooooooouk" chant he got at Fenway and his utterly unique batting stance. The two years he spent in Chicago and New York are completely inconsequential to his career. He is Youk—and he will always be ours.