2006 1000th Game Bronzed Catchers Mitt

Presented on September 19, 2006 – The plaque reads:

“IN HONOR OF YOUR FIRST 1000 GAMES, this bronzed catchers mitt is presented to Jason Varitek. The first player in our 106-year history to ever catch 1,000 games. With gratitude, admiration and respect, from the partners, front office and field staff of the Boston Red Sox, July 31, 2006.”

2006 Heart and Hustle Award

Presented on September 19, 2006 from the local chapter of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. The honor is presented to a player who exemplifies the values, tradition, and spirit of the game of baseball. A national winner will be selected from the individual club honorees later this year.

2005 Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award is given to the best by those who best know how to evaluate performance. Rawlings established the Gold Glove Award to recognize the best fielders at each position. Managers of each team select a squad of the best defensemen in their league, excluding their own team.

2005 Silver Slugger Award

Hillerich and Bradsby, the company that makes Louisville Slugger bats, instituted the Silver Slugger Award in 1980. The award goes to the best hitter at each position in each major league, based on a combination of hitting statistics, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.

2003 Most Valuable Player

Baseball Writers Association of America, Boston Chapter

2003 Sportsman of the Year Award

Presented by the Hyde Park Lions Club

1998 Red Sox Rookie of the Year Award

1994 Golden Spikes Award

Top Amateur Baseball Player in the country

1994 Rotary Smith Award

College Player of the Year

1994 Dick Howser Trophy

Baseball excellence and scholastic achievement for collegiate baseball

1993 ACC Baseball Player of the Year Award

Atlantic Coast Conference – College Sports

1993 Pat Sorenti Award

Cape Cod Baseball League’s MVP

1993 Thurman Munson Award

Highest batting avg. (.371) with the Cape Cod Baseball League, while also compiling a .514 on-base percentage and a .552 slugging average.