FARE THEE WELL, KEITH FOULKE
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.