Sunday, February 24, 2019

Byung-Hyun Kim, Last Active Member Of 2004 Red Sox, Retires From Baseball

Byung-Hyun Kim, the last active player from the 2004 Red Sox World Series Championship team, has retired from baseball. He last appeared in an MLB game back in 2007 for the then-Florida Marlins. His two-year career in Boston resulted in a 10-6 record with a 3.72 ERA and 16 saves. He pitched just 17.1 inning in the 2004 season, but did manage 86 saves over his 9-year MLB career. Perhaps his most memorable Boston moment was when he gave the Fenway Faithful the middle finger salute, after being booed during the introductions prior to Game Three of the  2003 AL Divisional Series. In addition to the Red Sox and the Marlins, Kim also played with the Diamondbacks and Rockies. In recent years, Kim had been playing professionally in the Japanese and South Korean baseball leagues.