His career lasted 15-plus years in baseball and Jason Varitek made very clear on Thursday that he could not have had such a long, illustrious career without the help of many, many people.

Varitek spent nearly his entire retirement speech on Thursday thanking any and everyone that helped him realize his dream in the big leagues. The captain was as appreciative and gracious as ever, making sure to leave no person un-announced in the conference.

Check out the video above to see what Varitek had to say during his retirement news conference.

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