September 2001 call-up
Beckett saw his first Major League start in September of 2001. In four starts that season Beckett went 2-2, throwing six innings in each appearance. He never gave up more five runs and struck out at least five batters each game. In his first career start Beckett gave up just one hit in a six-inning shut out against the Cubs. The four starts were a telling sign of what Beckett's future might look like at the time.
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