Stephen Drew reportedly is calling it a career.
The 35-year-old infielder, who last played in 2017 for the Washington Nationals, announced his retirement Monday, according to The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes. The younger brother of former MLB outfielder J.D. Drew spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues with the Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Drew’s tenure in Boston was a largely forgettable one, aside from one fateful evening on Oct. 30, 2013.
The Red Sox held a 3-2 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. And Game 6 at Fenway Park couldn’t have started any better for Boston, which took a 3-0 lead through three innings.
With the game still too close for comfort, Drew stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth and delivered his biggest hit in a Boston uniform.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane:
The Sox, of course, cruised to a 6-1 victory to capture the franchise’s eighth World Series title.
As for Drew, he returned to Boston for the 2014 season, but was dealt to the New York Yankees for Kelly Johnson at the trade deadline. The Georgia native hit .236 with 17 homers and 78 RBIs over 163 games with with Boston.
For his career, Drew amassed a .252 average with 123 dingers and 524 RBIs.
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