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)

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