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Sunday, September 25th, 2016

FARE THEE WELL, KEITH FOULKE

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Simply put, Keith Foulke is one of my all-time favorite pitchers. He retired today after feeling more soreness in his elbow. He had an excellent career with the White Sox, A’s and Red Sox. Foulke came to the White Sox in the infamous “White Flag Trade”.

From 1999-2004, there weren’t many better than Foulke. During those 6 seasons, Foulke pitched in 420 games. He pitched 522 innings striking out 514 and allowing only 113 walks. He had 2 seasons of 40+ saves and was one of the few that could close games without an overbearing fastball. He had a killer changeup and was a great locator.

I’m sad to see him retire. I thought he would comeback healthy this year and be a solid part of the Indian bullpen. But I’m happy to have seen him pitch for many years on the White Sox and happy that he won a ring with the Red Sox.

  • PV

    Amen. One of the best Scoresheet pitchers ever.

  • Your Mom

    I’m not going to be sad about Foulke retiring. He helped give me the worst baseball experience of my life in the ’04 series versus the Red Sox. Yeah, that’s right (to the people on here who don’t know me), I’m a Cardinals fan.

    Throughout his career, though, Foulke always seemed to be a nice guy. I trust that he can maintain a decent lifestyle now that he won’t be making millions of dollars each year. (rolls eyes)

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