Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cincinnati Bearcats To Retire Youk's Number 36

Next Saturday, the University of Cincinnati baseball team will retire uniform #36—worn by Bearcat alum Kevin Youkilis. Youk played for Cincinnati between 1998-2001—before starting his big league career with the Red Sox. All money raised by the number retirement event will go toward a scholarship in Kevin's name. Youkilis became one of the most popular Sox players of the 2000s—with Fenway crowds issuing the signature "Yoooooouuuuuk" chant during each of his quirky at-bats. In nine seasons with Boston, Youkilis hit .287—with a .388 on-base percentage. He walked nearly five-hundred times (494) while wearing Carmine Hose—a fitting legacy for the player once dubbed 'The Greek God Of Walks'. Congratulations, Youk!