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Varitek is now relegated to backup catching, but enormously respected. He is the only catcher in MLB history to have caught four no-hitters from four different pitchers (Derek Lowe, Hideo Nomo, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester). Under the current rules, he's also the only catcher credited with four no-hitters caught.
Copyright 2011, Garrett Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2011-02-28.