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Kevin Youkilis marked the anniversary of an unforgettable Red Sox moment

"Still have goosebumps thinking about how special that team was and an entire organization that were influential in making history."

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The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series in 2004. Jim Davis/Boston Globe

A generation of Boston fans will never forget where they were on Oct. 27, 2004 when the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

For the players on that team, it meant an unforgettable moment in their careers.

On Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Red Sox’ World Series sweep of the Cardinals, former Boston infielder Kevin Youkilis marked the occasion with a heartfelt tweet.

“Still have goosebumps thinking about how special that team was and an entire organization that were influential in making history,” wrote Youkilis.

Boston defeated St. Louis 3-0 in Game 4 of the 2004 World Series, with Keith Foulke recording the final out to break the 86-year “curse.”

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As a rookie that season, Youkilis played in 72 games, primarily as a third baseman, batting .260 with a .367 on-base percentage. His only appearance for the Red Sox in that famous postseason came in the American League Division Series against the Angels.

Youkilis would go on to play a central role in the 2007 Red Sox’ World Series win.

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