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KEVIN YOUKILIS RUMORS

Do Not Youk Gentle Into That Good Night

A couple days ago, Kevin Youkilis, AKA Yooooooooouuuk, AKA The Greek God of Walks, AKA Shemp McManus, announced he was retiring from baseball. As someone who thought he retired a couple years ago, this was news to me. But it also made me nostalgic. And — dare I say it — melancholy. Because he was our dirty bearded bastard before it became cool. And because he had that goofy...
Via Surviving Grady
26 days ago  |  Discuss

'Greek God Of Walks' Retires After Ten Seasons

YoukMoneyball 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...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis "The Greek God of Walks" announces his retirement.

Kevin Youkilis being hugged by Dustin Pedroia in hislast game as a Red Sox (6/24/12). Photo byWinslow Townson/Getty Images.Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter being traded to the White Sox in 2012, having a horrible season with the Yankees in 2013 and only playing 21 games in Japan this season, Kevin Youkilis announced his retirement by Twitter. Youkilis played 9 seasons with the...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis retires from baseball

Three-time All-Star Kevin Youkilis announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday. Youkilis, who played in Japan last season, spent most of his 10-year career with the Boston Red Sox, winning two World Series championships with the club in 2004 and ’07. 15-yr client, Kevin Youkilis, after deep thought about family and health, is calling it a career. Been a great one! Love...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Kevin Youkilis is calling it a career after 11 years of baseball. The former Boston Red Sox third baseman’s management company announced the news via Twitter on Thursday. Youkilis, who’s 35 years old, spent 10 seasons in Major League Baseball and one in Japan. The three-time All-Star put up a career .281/.382/.478 slash line with 150 home runs. Youkilis also enjoyed a .306 postseason...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox INF Kevin Youkilis retires after a year in Japan

  ''The Greek God of Walks'' is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent says. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and '07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2012 and then played an injury-shortened year with the New York Yankees before spending...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis Hopes To Return To ‘Cool Atmosphere’ Of Japanese Baseball

BOSTON — Kevin Youkilis had several options after his contract with the New York Yankees expired at the end of last season. He could stay around Major League Baseball in some capacity, traveling to the same old cities and staying in the same old hotels. Or he could take his family abroad, learn a new culture and discover a new brand of baseball in Japan. For Youkilis, the decision...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: How serious is the beard ban?

New York Yankees: How serious is the beard ban?Beard Ban in full effect It may not be news to you that the New York Yankees have banned the growth of facial hair on the team. This ban came about in 1973 and was started by George Steinbrenner and has been around ever since. Brian Wilson says no to the Yankees and yes to his beard. This is the opposite of their rival team the Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Youkilis to play in Japan on $4M, 1-year deal with Rakuten

Kevin Youkilis is leaving the major leagues after an injury plagued season and heading to Japan. The three-time All-Star has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. "They made it very apparent right from the start they were quite interested in Kevin being there," agent Joe Bick said Friday. A 34-year-old first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis signs with Japanese team

In 2011, Kevin Youkilis was an All-Star and appeared to be settled into a role as one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. Fast forward two years and now he’ll be playing his baseball overseas. On Friday the 34-year-old Youkilis signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan after not seeing any real interest on the major league free agent market this offseason...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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