About Thanks Mike
Sweet-swinging, slick-fielding, gritty, loyal and beloved infielder Mike Lowell is retiring after a star-studded 13-year career. Debuting in 1998 with the New York Yankees and spending seven years (1999-2005) with the Florida Marlins, Lowell came to Boston before the 2006 season as part of a trade that also brought starting pitcher Josh Beckett to the Red Sox. Lowell played a key role during the 2007 season, when he posted career bests in every offensive category, and helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series where he carried the offense on his back, and was eventually named the World Series Most Valuable Player.
Lowell also retires with the best career fielding percentage of all time for third basemen at .974. A rock in the community, Lowell channeled his personal triumph over testicular cancer to support similar causes in the community bringing joy to countless many through moments of personal interaction. A player loved by his peers and revered by the fan base of every team that he has ever been a part of, Mike will be sorely missed as he retires from active baseball after enthralling us all for the past 13 seasons. The Boston Red Sox thank him for his many contributions to the history and tradition of our franchise, and wish him and his family all the very best.