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23. What distinction does former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek claim?

Jason Varitek was behind the plate for a record four-no hitters. They came with four different Red Sox pitchers on the mound: Hideo Nomo in 2001, Derek Lowe in 2002, Clay Buchholz in 2007, and Jon Lester in 2008. Varitek also played in the Little League and College World Series and the Olympics, but not on championship teams.

Jason Varitek was behind the plate for a record four-no hitters. They came with four different Red Sox pitchers on the mound: Hideo Nomo in 2001, Derek Lowe in 2002, Clay Buchholz in 2007, and Jon Lester in 2008. Varitek also played in the Little League and College World Series and the Olympics, but not on championship teams.

Jason Varitek was behind the plate for a record four-no hitters. They came with four different Red Sox pitchers on the mound: Hideo Nomo in 2001, Derek Lowe in 2002, Clay Buchholz in 2007, and Jon Lester in 2008. Varitek also played in the Little League and College World Series and the Olympics, but not on championship teams.

Jason Varitek was behind the plate for a record four-no hitters. They came with four different Red Sox pitchers on the mound: Hideo Nomo in 2001, Derek Lowe in 2002, Clay Buchholz in 2007, and Jon Lester in 2008. Varitek also played in the Little League and College World Series and the Olympics, but not on championship teams.

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He is the only player with a World Series ring and an Olympic gold medal.

 

He is the only switch-hitting catcher since World War II.

 

He is the only major leaguer to appear on the TV game show “Jeopardy.”

 

He is the only catcher to catch four no-hitters.

 
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