Varitek, catcher of 4 no-nos, announces retirement 4 years ago today

Four years ago today, on March 1, 2012, Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek announced his retirement.

Varitek was the first major league catcher behind the plate for four no-hitters. (Carlos Ruiz tied the record in 2015). Here are Varitek’s four:

1 Hideo Nomo
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)
(His second of two no-hitters)
2 Derek Lowe
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 2002
Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
3 Clay Buchholz
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 1, 2007
Boston Red Sox 10, Baltimore Orioles 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
4 Jon Lester
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, May 19, 2008
Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 0
Fenway Park (Boston)