Originally posted on Fenway West  |  Last updated 3/1/12

 

"He showed me how to be a player with honesty, hard work and integrity without ever having to say one word.”

- Jonathan Papelbon

 

“He taught me how to be a leader & showed me how to be a champion… It was a honor and a pleasure to have been his teammate.”

- Johnny Damon

 

“In my 23 years of professional baseball I never played with or against a more selfless and prepared player than Jason Varitek.”

- Curt Schilling

 

”I’ve always admired the way Jason played the game, and I appreciated the opportunity I had to get to know him throughout the years.”

- Derek Jeter

 

“His first care was that his teammates succeeded even before himself. I have never seen a player so prepared for every game.”

- Mike Timlin

 

“Although his leadership will be missed, his legacy in Red Sox history will be forged forever.”

- Tim Wakefield

 

“Tek was hands down one of the best teammates I ever had… he was a true captain in every sense of the word.”

- Mike Lowell

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