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Keith Charles Foulke

Born: October 19, 1972; Rapid City, SD  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 210
Bats: Right  Throws: Right  Position: Pitcher  #29

Johnny scores again

I told Francona and I told Dave Wallace all year, "You tell me what you want me to do." I'll just sit out there and wait for my name to come on over the phone and I'm going to do what I can to help this team win. If it's one out or nine outs, I'm going to go out there and give everything that I've got.
-- Keith Foulke  

2004 Statistics

 Season 5-3 2.17 72 32 83.0 63 22 20 15 79 
 ALDS  0-0 0.00  3.0 
 ALCS  0-0 0.00  6.0 
 WS  1-0 1.80  5.0 

2004 Season Highlights

•  Foulke appeared in 72 games for the Red Sox, pitching one inning or more in 70 of those appearances. He pitched two-inning saves seven times.

•  He made 22 appearances - allowing only one earned run over that two-month span - before blowing his first save on May 30.

•  Keith recorded 16 straight saves from July 20 to September 17.

•  He finished the season without walking a single batter in the month of September.

2004 Postseason Highlights

•  Foulke pitched in 11 of the Red Sox' 14 postseason games, finishing eight.

•  He pitched in five of the seven ALCS games, including 2 2/3 innings (50 pitches) with the score tied in Game 4. The next day he pitched 1 1/3 more scoreless innings as Game 5 also went extra frames. With no off-day for travel due to an earlier rainout, he pitched again the next day, striking out Tony Clark with the tying run on base to pick up the save in Game 6.

•  Foulke finished all four World Series games. In Game 1, he allowed an inherited runner to score, but pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up the win. He pitched 1 1/3 innings the next night, retiring all four batters he faced in Game 2's 6-2 win.

•  In Game 3, he gave up a solo homer to Larry Walker in the ninth inning of the 4-1 win. It was the only run he allowed in the entire postseason.

•  He entered Game 4 in the ninth with the Sox up 3-0. After allowing a leadoff single to Albert Pujols, he got Scott Rolen to fly out and Jim Edmonds to strike out. Edgar Renteria hit a grounder back to the mound, where Foulke fielded it and threw to Doug Mientkiewicz at first base, clinching the World Series win for the Red Sox.

Foulke's spikesThe spikes Foulke wore as he closed out all four World Series games are on display in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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