Kevin Youkilis

Kevin attended the University of Cincinnati where he was a 2-time All American, and earned All-Conference USA honors from 1999-2001. At the end of his college career, he was the Bearcats all-time leader with 53 homers, 279 runs, 206 walks and a .499 OBP. He was named to the Conference USA All-Decade team in 2004.

In 2009 Kevin was named Red Sox MVP by the Boston chapter of the BBWAA and selected as an All-Star for the 2nd-straight year. He finished 2nd among American League leaders in on-base percentage. In March ‘09, Kevin played in 6 games for the United States in the World Baseball Classic, and on December 29, 2009 was presented with the Dick Berardino Lowell Spinners Alumni Award, given annually to a Lowell Spinners alumnus who has displayed tremendous coachability, dedication, a passionate work ethic, determination and the heart to make it to the Major League level.

In Boston's 2010 opener against the New York Yankees, on April 4, Youkilis had three extra-base hits (two doubles and a triple) in four at bats, scoring the go-ahead run in the Red Sox comeback 9–7 victory. On May 18, 2010, Kevin hit his 100th career home run off New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia.

In 2011, Kevin was again named to Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No. 35 on the list. Kevin was named a reserve for the 82nd All-Star Game. At the All-Star break, he was 3rd in the league in doubles (26), 4th in on base percentage (.399), 6th in RBIs (63), 7th in OPS (.911), and 9th in walks (49). For the season, he led all AL third basemen in fielding percentage, at .967.

In 2012, Kevin left the Boston Red Sox for the Chicago White Sox. He hit his first home run as a White Sox on July 3, against the Texas Rangers off of Roy Oswalt. On July 9, 2012 Youkilis was named the American League Player of the Week, after batting .478 with three homeruns and ten RBIs in a 5–1 span for the White Sox. White Sox manager Robin Ventura reported that Youkilis was a competitor with a "grinder mentality", who fit in well with his White Sox teammates. He became a free agent after the 2012 season.

On December 11, Youkilis accepted a one-year contract to play third base for the New York Yankees.

Awards:

  • 1999 All-American Collegiate Player
  • 2000 Conference USA All Star (IF)
  • 2001 2nd-team College All-American (3B)
  • 2001 Conference USA All Star (IF)
  • 2001 Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year
  • 2002 Trenton Player of the Year
  • 2002 Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year
  • 2003 Futures Game All Star
  • 2003 Eastern League All Star (Utility)
  • 2003 Baseball America AA All Star Team
  • 2003 International League Post-Season All Star
  • 2004 AL Rookie of the Month: May
  • 2004 World Series Champion (Boston Red Sox)
  • 2007 World Series Champion (Boston Red Sox)
  • 2007 AL Gold Glove (1B)
  • 2006–08 Most consecutive errorless games by a first baseman (238 games)
  • 2008 AL All Star Starter (1B)
  • 2009 AL All Star Reserve (1B)
  • 2009 Red Sox MVP
  • 2011 AL All Star Reserve (3B)
  • 2012 AL Player of the Week: July 9, 2012

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