Red Sox
Josh Beckett bounced back from a rough first season in Boston (16-11, 5.01 ERA, 36 home runs allowed) and became the ace of the Red Sox staff. At 20-7 with 194 strikeouts, a 3.27 ERA, and only 17 home runs allowed, he's one of the favorites for the American League Cy Young Award.
Emergence of an ace
Josh Beckett bounced back from a rough first season in Boston (16-11, 5.01 ERA, 36 home runs allowed) and became the ace of the Red Sox staff. At 20-7 with 194 strikeouts, a 3.27 ERA, and only 17 home runs allowed, he's one of the favorites for the American League Cy Young Award.
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