This Day In History: 2000-12-24

December 24, 2004: Catcher Jason Varitek, who is the first captain of the Red Sox since Jim Rice, signs a four-year deal — 2005-2008– with the Boston; “Tek” will go on to play for Boston through 2011, and his combination of defense, batting, and leadership will earn him a spot among the best catchers in Boston Red Sox history.

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