Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Career Highlights: A three-time major league All-Star pitcher, Josh Beckett retired with two World Series Championship rings with the Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox. Regarded as one of the top high school prospects in the country, Beckett was drafted by the Marlins with the second overall pick in the 1999 MLB Draft. In 14 major league seasons, he pitched 2,051 innings with a 3.88 ERA and 138-106 record. Beckett played for the Marlins (2001-05), Red Sox (2006-12) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2012-14). He won the 2003 World Series with the Marlins, and was named the World Series MVP with two strong performances on three days’ rest as the Marlins beat the New York Yankees. Beckett was traded to the Red Sox in late 2005, and was the American League Cy Young runner-up and the ALCS MVP in 2007, when he went 20-7 and won the World Series with the Red Sox. Boston traded Beckett to the Dodgers along with Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Pinto in August 2012. As a 34-year-old, Beckett pitched a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 25, 2014.