Dustin Pedroia Played His Last Professional Baseball Game In Portland
The date was May 24, 2019. Our Portland Sea Dogs were playing the Altoona Curve. No one suspected that this day would be the last time Dustin Pedroia would play as a professional baseball player. This rehab stint in Portland would be Pedey's final game. After 14 seasons, Pedroia announced his retirement from baseball this week.
It's only fitting that Pedroia would play his last ever game as a pro as a Sea Dog. he started with the Sea Dogs in 2005, where he played 66 games and had 8 home runs and 42 RBI's. Dustin went on to play for Pawtucket and then joined the Red Sox for his first full season in 2007. Not a bad year for Pedroia as he won a World Series with the Soc that year and was named MLB Rookie of the Year. He also won World Series rings with the Sox in 2013 and 2018. He spent his entire 14-year career as a member of the Red Sox. Ongoing knee injuries kept Pedroia from coming back and he announced his retirement this past week.
Think of all the great Sea Dogs who went on to have amazing pro careers like Dustin Pedroia. There's Josh Beckett-Jacoby Ellsbury-Charles Johnson-Jon Lester-Jonathon Papelbon-Kevin Youkilis-Mookie Betts and many more!
We love ya Pedey and home to see you stay in the Sox organization as a coach. Dustin is a small fish in a big pond!
Good news that MLB will start up again in April. Spring Training starts in just two weeks. Let's clear the snow and PLAY BALL!
Dustin was inducted into the Sea Dogs Hall of Fame in 2015