Boston Red Sox announce their 2018 Hall of Fame class

BOSTON - OCTOBER 25: Mike Lowell
BOSTON - OCTOBER 25: Mike Lowell /
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NEW YORK – OCTOBER 20: Pitcher Derek Lowe /

Derek Lowe

Derek Lowe came over to the Boston Red Sox in the franchises greatest trade of all-time. The same trade brought Jason Varitek to Boston.

In 8 season for the Red Sox from 1997 to 2004, Lowe was 70-55 with a 3.72 ERA and 673 strikeouts. He also threw a no-hitter on April 27, 2002, against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. On that day, Lowe went 9 innings, allowed no hits, and walked just one batter while striking out 6. Boston’s offense backed him up with 10-runs from players like Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, Shea Hillenbrand, Rickey Henderson, and Jose Offerman.

While Lowe was great in the regular season, he seemed to turn things up in October.

"“We had Pedro [Martinez] and Schill [Curt Schilling] and Wake [Tim Wakefield] and all the bullpen guys, but Derek Lowe had one of the most impressive postseason runs for us and was kind of a guy who got pushed to the curb and stepped up big when we needed him to,” Youkilis said. “I remember watching him pitch in the Cape Cod League and through the Minor Leagues, and getting to win that championship with him meant the world to everyone.”"

Lowe was 3-0 in the 2004 postseason in 4 games, including 2 starts. Lowe won the clincher against the Angels in the ALDS and he then pitched 11.1 innings in the ALCS against the New York Yankees and earned the win in Game 7. Lowe went 6 full innings and allowing just 1 run. In the World Series, he again earned the final W. In Game 4 he pitched 7 shutout innings as Boston won 3-0.