Hopefully, it ends like a Cinderella story. Later in the season, he was promoted to AAA Pawtucket.  He was voted the top Jewish baseball player of the decade 2000–09 in online balloting, beating out Shawn Green and Braun. Youkilis hit .288/.390/.569 and won a Gold Glove for his defense at the position -- the offense is what you'd expect from the Greek god of walks, but that's pretty good for a "fat Double-A third baseman.". FTFA: Youkilis, 28, is a bald, bearded god of perseverance, professionalism and hard work. For the season, he batted .235/.336/.409 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs, and tied for the major league lead in hit by pitch, with 17. One organization that Hits for Kids works with is the Joslin Diabetes Center's Pediatric Health Services. In his senior year in 2001 he repeated as second-team All-American. Who just happened to have hit into some power last year. He knows his swing. Also in 2006 he played in the outfield for the first time in his professional career, 18 games in left field.  Of the players with 1,000 plate appearances in the AL over the 2008–09 seasons, none had a higher OPS than Youkilis (.960). Boston Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis will be answering fan’s questions on Westinghouse Digital’s Facebook fan page throughout the month of September.  At one point during the hitting streak, he had 9 straight games with at least two hits (tying a Red Sox record set by Jim Rice in 1978), and became the first Red Sox hitter since Trot Nixon to hit an inside-the-park home run. But the more I watched him, the more I just thought, 'Throw the tools out the window. In Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, a 2010 documentary film narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Youkilis noted: It's something that I probably won’t realize until my career is over, how many people are really rooting for me and cheering for me. Gradually, we realize what it is Billy really wants: Kevin Youkilis, a talented player that, unbeknownst to Minaya, Billy has been eyeing for a long time.  He also reached base safely by hit or walk in 46 consecutive games (the third-longest such streak in the minor leagues).  "I walked into the locker room, and all my clothes were gone", Youkilis said. “In my religion, the Jewish religion, that’s one of the biggest things that’s taught, is giving a mitzvah, forming a mitzvah,” said Youkilis. You have the hitter. "It was frustrating to hear fans say, 'Get a walk!'" , Youkilis finished sixth in balloting for the 2009 AL MVP Award, receiving two second-place votes. Moneyball (2011) - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. In 94 games, he led the Eastern League with a .487 on-base percentage (best all-time for the team through 2007), and was third in the league with a .327 batting average (second-best all-time for the team through 2007). 13 jersey number (2017), Conference USA Hall of Fame (inducted 2019), Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 07:20. Any time we said anything to him, he was already a step ahead. Kevin Youkilis roster status changed by Boston Red Sox. Look, I'm doing everything I've always wanted to do.  "I think they were just exchanging some views on things", manager Terry Francona said. , In 2001, Youkilis made his professional debut as a third baseman with the Lowell Spinners, a Short-Season A Class franchise in the New York–Penn League. The only problem is that our family name will never coexist with that other individual. Kevin Youkilis became the icon of the era; he didn't swing at a 3-0 pitch his entire career. If he [were] in the draft this year, he'd be at least a sandwich pick, if not a first rounder. ", Youkilis is Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue. Youkilis hit a triple in his last at bat, and received a long standing ovation while tipping his helmet to the crowd after being taken out for pinch runner Nick Punto. 35 on the list. , In November 2008, Youkilis and Enza Sambataro held a wedding ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, although the couple never formalized their wedding.  After inscribing "GM" in marker on his cap, he hit two home runs in the game against the Yankees, while driving in six runs. 38 in 2010, and No. He also went 3–6 with 4 RBIs in that game.  Youkilis recalled his father saying to him: "Kevin that is a tremendous honor that they would think of doing this.  For the season, in 44 games, he saw an average of 4.67 pitches per plate appearance, first among major leaguers with at least 90 plate appearances.  He drew seven intentional walks during the 2008 season, the first season he had garnered any, and also led the AL with a .353 batting average after the sixth inning.  His streak, which started on July 4, 2006, was snapped at 238 games (2,002 fielding attempts) on June 7, 2008 against the Seattle Mariners. He had an extreme crouch—his thighs were almost parallel to the ground. 15-yr client, Kevin Youkilis, after deep thought about family and health, is calling it a career. " In his junior year in 2000, he was a second-team All-American and first-team All-Conference USA, as he set school records by hitting three home runs in one game and 19 for the season, and drawing 63 walks in 60 games; still, he went undrafted. I'm playing in a World Series. Dubbed "Euclis, The Greek God of Walks," the Red Sox third-base prospect was made larger than life in Michael Lewis' best-selling book. , In August 2016, Youkilis, along with his brother Scott, purchased the Los Gatos Brewing Company, and re-opened it as the Loma Brewing Company, a brewpub in Los Gatos, California. This is the new Moneyball.  Youkilis has described his father as a "well-known third baseman in the Jewish Community Center fast-pitch softball league. Kevin Edmund Youkilis (/ˈjuːkəlɪs/; born March 15, 1979), nicknamed "Youk" /ˈjuːk/, is an American former professional baseball first baseman and third baseman, who primarily played for the Boston Red Sox. ", Youkilis was selected the 2007 recipient of the Jackie Jensen Award for spirit and determination by the Boston BBWAA chapter. , —former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, referring to his nickname, the "Greek God of Walks", Lewis also revealed that Beane repeatedly tried to trade for Youkilis before Youkilis reached the major leagues, but his attempts were blocked by then-Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. [But] I think the body did scare some people away. ", On June 25, 2007, Youkilis played in his 120th consecutive game at first base without an error, breaking the prior Red Sox record set in 1921 by Stuffy McInnis. , Later, Youkilis was swept up in the team's ritual annual hazing, in which he and other rookies were made to wear skimpy Hooters waitress outfits, orange satin shorts and tight, clingy white tank tops, for the team trip from Canada through US Customs in Florida. 38 on the list. " In the 7-game ALCS against the Indians he hit three more home runs, had 14 hits (tying the LCS record jointly held by Hideki Matsui and Albert Pujols since 2004), and scored 10 runs (bettering Matsui's 2004 ALCS record) while batting .500 (another new ALCS record, bettering Bob Boone's .455 in 1986) with a .576 OBP and a .929 slugging percentage. "When he did, you knew the ump missed the call.  Youkilis threw his helmet at the fast back-pedaling Porcello, and Porcello tackled Youkilis, both went down, and both benches cleared. " Youkilis was named to the Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No. He finished his career with a .9975 fielding percentage at first base (as of 2020, 2nd all-time, 0.001 behind Casey Kotchman), and a .991 fielding percentage overall. His defense at third base draws mixed reviews. A panel of 21 MLB executives was polled to arrive at the list.. In 2011, he appeared in the music video for the Dropkick Murphys song "Going Out in Style". Until that time, he was primarily a third baseman, though he did play nine games at first base with the Red Sox in 2005, and 56 games at first base in his minor league career. If not for his intangible attributes, he would not be enjoying a breakout season. Youkilis had high on-base percentages, and, like Jason Giambi before him in Beane's mind, was expected to develop power that had to that point remained unseen, in part thanks to his patience and his ability to wear down pitchers, a la another friend of Red Sox Nation, Scott Hatteberg. Youkilis tied for the major league lead in sacrifice flies (11), and led the AL with 4.43 pitches per plate appearance and by hitting line drives 24% of time that he put balls in play.  On August 8, he again played left field, and made a couple of twists and turns on a fly ball hit by Johnny Damon before committing an error. A fat Double-A third baseman who is the Greek god of walks. The 35-year-old Youkilis spent most of his 10-year career with the Red Sox, playing for the club's World Series championship teams in 2004 and '07. I wish more people, not just athletes, would give people just a little bit of their time. We can guess that, after Minaya is through with his trade with the Red Sox, Billy will find a way to get Youkilis for himself, which, contrary to his casual attitude, is what he wanted all along. Then the line started moving back up. 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Kelly Athletics Hall Of Fame (inducted 2007), 2006–08 Most consecutive errorless games by a first baseman (238 games), Sycamore Athletic Hall of Fame (inducted 2008), University of Cincinnati retired his No. Youkilis then moved his off-season home to Arizona, and attended the Institute in the 2004–08 off seasons as well.  In recognition of his performance, the Boston Red Sox named Youkilis their 2002 Minor League Player of the Year.  His 104 walks were the third-highest number recorded in the minors in 2003.  Later that year, he was voted # 36 on the Sporting News list of the 50 greatest active baseball players, voted on by a panel that included members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Youkilis said, "It doesn't bother me. , In late July, Manny Ramirez was traded away by the Red Sox. I will never let our family name be next to someone that was filled with such hatred of our Jewish community. , Youkilis signed a four-year, $41.25 million contract with the Red Sox on January 15, 2009. Sambataro, a Newton, Massachusetts native, was CEO of Youkilis's charity, Hits for Kids, until the couple split up in 2010. On December 11, Youkilis accepted a one-year contract worth $12 million to play third base for the New York Yankees.  On August 30, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain threw a pair of 98 mph pitches over Youkilis's head; Chamberlain was ejected, and later also suspended two games for "inappropriate actions. He made 23 appearances at third base, 9 at first base, and 2 at second, and batted at least once from all nine spots in the batting order. Youkilis did not end up in Montreal as part of the Cliff Floyd deal, only to be shipped off to Oakland after, and if you're a Red Sox fan, that's a good thing. , On April 2, 2008, on an unassisted game-ending play against the Oakland A's, Youkilis broke the Major League record for most consecutive error-less games by a first baseman, previously held by Steve Garvey, at 194 games.  He was recruited by two Division I schools: Butler University and his ultimate choice, the University of Cincinnati —an institution that was the alma mater of both his father and Youkilis' longtime idol, Sandy Koufax, and had just finished a 12–46 season. , In 2002, Youkilis appeared in 15 games for Augusta, in 76 games for the Sarasota Sox (40 of them at first base), and in 44 games for the Trenton Thunder. "There are some crazy things that have happened in my life. Moneyball "Reality is wrong. He's going to work the count about as good as any hitter in baseball. , In 1,061 games over 10 seasons, Youkilis posted a .281 batting average (1,053-for-3,749) with 653 runs, 254 doubles, 18 triples, 150 home runs, 618 RBIs, 539 bases on balls, 104 hit by pitch (as of 2020, 85th all-time), a .382 on-base percentage, and a .478 slugging percentage. And don’t think I just have it in for baseball “rom coms” because I actually enjoyed the not-very-good Fever Pitch.  In 2005 with Boston, Youkilis hit .278 with a .400 on-base percentage in 79 at-bats in 44 games during five stints with the team. " Leading the league with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, and an AL-record 1,079 error-less chances at first, Youkilis won the 2007 AL Gold Glove award for first basemen. ", Youkilis was named the Jewish MVP for 2008, beating out fellow All-Stars Braun and Kinsler. The episode was recorded at Boston's Eagle's Deli and featured Youkilis rooting against host (and New York Yankees fan) Adam Richman in an eating challenge. This year he's fouling it off, or taking it to right field. Youkilis has helped lead the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles, earning an equal number of All-Star berths while hitting .292/.394/.496. , In the first inning of Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels he hit his first post-season home run. Last year if he got a two-strike breaking ball, he might swing and miss.  His father was born to a Jewish family, while his mother, a native of West Virginia, converted to Judaism after her marriage. During the offseason the Red Sox acquired All-Star first baseman Adrián González, and with the imminent departure of Adrián Beltré, Youkilis agreed to the make the switch back to third base.  During the hitting streak, on May 20, he hit what would be the shortest homer by a Sox player during the season—a 321-foot homer around the Pesky Pole.  Since the 2013 qualifier was during the regular season, he was unable to compete, but he announced that he would play for the team if they made it past the qualifying round.  Both players were tossed from the game, and each received a five-game suspension. I want to play, but I totally understand the situation. ", On June 1, Yankees pitcher Scott Proctor hit Youkilis in the head with a pitch; Proctor was ejected from the game. May 2, 2012: Boston Red Sox placed 3B Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2012. lower back strain: May 1, 2012: Kevin Youkilis roster status changed by Boston Red Sox. became a commonplace term; being seen on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and advertising. "I looked at him and said, Well, we need somebody", said Cleary.  Asked, however, about the focus in position-playing baseball on five-tool players, Youkilis quipped, "I don't even know if I have a tool.".  He is also a three-time MLB All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, and winner of the 2008 Hank Aaron Award. "It's been an unbelievable ride", Youkilis said.  In his 205th game without an error on April 27, Youkilis also established a new major league record for first basemen, when he fielded his 1,701st consecutive chance without an error, passing the old mark of 1,700 set by Stuffy McInnis from 1921 to 1922. "We had a lot of testosterone going tonight. Printer-friendly. I don't know if it's in baseball, but he's going to make some money one of these days. , While he batted .288 for the season, with men on base, he hit .340 with a .435 OBP. '", In 2001, at Haas' urging, the Boston Red Sox drafted Youkilis in the eighth round (243rd overall), to the chagrin of Billy Beane, who had hoped that he would be able to draft him in a later round. In, In 2002, Trenton was a minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Westinghouse Digital and Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids have teamed up to give sports fans a unique opportunity to interact with one of baseball’s greats, Kevin Youkilis. You ... feel like there's somebody out there somewhere pushing balls out for you, and doing great things.  Up and down all season as the Red Sox made use of his options, he got a call-up—prompted by Bill Mueller having back spasms in batting practice—one August day as he was in Pawtucket's clubhouse before a game. He is currently a special assistant to the Chicago Cubs and former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. He was strong. "I didn't sleep much", Youkilis said. , On August 6, 2009, with the Red Sox suffering numerous injuries, Youkilis played left field for the first time since he played 18 games there in 2006. Well, that Jays caught on. , Michael Lewis's 2003 best-seller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game focuses on Oakland Athletics' General Manager Billy Beane's use of Sabermetrics as a tool in the evaluation of potential prospects. Francona faced a dilemma when playing without a DH in the NL park of having to bench either Youkilis, 120-RBI man Mike Lowell, or 117-RBI man David Ortiz, as he had to choose from among them which two would play first base and third base. ", On the Red Sox Opening Day roster for the first time in his career in 2005, Youkilis found himself on the way back down to Pawtucket on April 13 as the team needed to activate Curt Schilling, and Youkilis happened to still have minor league options; but told that he would be back, Youkilis decided to keep his Boston apartment and commute to Pawtucket. According to Moneyballers, there is no such thing as "intangibles." ", "I've seen Youkilis in the shower, and I wouldn't call him the Greek god of anything. He was also 2nd in extra base hit percentage (12.2% of all plate appearances) and tied for 7th in times advanced from first to third on a single (14). Winning and losing isn’t life and death to Manny. This guy can play baseball. , In an embarrassing formatting oddity, it was noticed in 2007 that multiple baseball websites such as Baseball-Reference.com and Baseball Prospectus had been using "youkike" as part of their urls for webpages featuring Youkilis. He was named Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year. This unintended quirk affected those sites that used an automatic url-creating algorithm which combined the first five letters of a player's surname with the first two letters of his first name. I'm worried about trying to help the team win and trying to get an out any way we can.  In 2004, he appeared in 32 games for Pawtucket, hitting .258 with three home runs, and a .347 on-base percentage, before being called up to the Red Sox on May 15.. He went on to lead the league with a .512 OBP, 52 runs, and 70 walks (against just 28 strikeouts), while hitting for a .317 batting average (third in the league) in 59 games. " Asked about the incident the following year, Youkilis said: "We have two different approaches to the game. That's positively Ruthian. Youkilis started the 2003 season with the AA Portland Sea Dogs, where he earned a spot on the 2003 Eastern League All-Star team.  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