Red Sox 2B, 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia retires
Pedroia, who was the 2007 Rookie of the Year and the AL MVP in his second season, retired Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. He was the longest-tenured player on the Red Sox roster and the only holdover from the 2007 championship team. He was the whole package.”AdPedroia made 11 consecutive opening day starts for the Red Sox, second in franchise history only to Carl Yastrzemski. He continued to speak of a comeback before having what the Red Sox said was a “significant setback” in the offseason. "I’m always here for everybody in the Red Sox organization.”But for now, his son has a flag football practice he will be helping with.
Rays' rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings
It was undoubtedly one of the wildest endings in World Series history. But a finish this wacky has only a few precedents in World Series history. It was the only time a World Series ended with a caught stealing. Because with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Bevens was somehow still pitching a no-hitter and holding a 2-1 lead. 2016 WORLD SERIES GAME 7, CHICAGO CUBS AT CLEVELAND INDIANSBefore the Cubs could end their 108-year title drought, they had to wait out a 17-minute rain delay.