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Red Sox announce 'Thanks, Tek Day'

Posted by Alex Prewitt  July 8, 2012 03:10 PM

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The Sox have announced 'Thanks, Tek Day," to honor retired catcher and captain Jason Varitek.

The pregame ceremony on July 21 will take place at Fenway at 6:30 p.m., before the Sox face the Blue Jays at 7:10.

Varitek, who spent 15 seasons with the Sox and was the 18th captain in team history, announced his official retirement on March 1. He was the longest-tenured catcher in Boston history, earned three All-Star Game appearances, and won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards in 2005, one season after he helped lead the Sox to a World Series title.

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