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dustin pedroia, 2008 topps #229, red sox

Player: Pedroia, Dustin

Card: 2008 Topps #229

Position: 2B

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"You know what? I'm a guy who doesn't care about numbers and stats. All I care about is W's and L's. I care about wins and losses. Nothing else matters to me." - Dustin Pedroia in The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't (Nate Silver, Penguin Books, February 3, 2015)

Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983) was a second baseman for the Boston Red Sox. His nicknames include "Pedey", "the Laser Show", and the "Muddy Chicken." His family is of Swiss Italian and Portuguese heritage.

He is a four-time All-Star and the 2008 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player award winner, who has also received four Gold Glove Awards and a single Silver Slugger award. Dustin won the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2007.

Dustin was a member of the Red Sox World Series championship teams in 2007 and 2013. He is an above-average contact hitter with a very low strikeout rate and a surprising amount of power, whose defense at second base has been rated significantly above-average. Pedroia is the first Red Sox infielder to win four Gold Gloves.

Dustin retired in 2021, and his number was retired by the Red Sox on 6/25/2011 at Fenway.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


2007 Topps #578
2009 Topps #66
2009 Upper Deck Goudey #27
2018 Topps #439
2019 Topps #440


Dustin Pedroia is part of the MVP/Cy Young Tour – Go To The Next Stop

Pedey is also part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Dustin is also part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See Dustin’s baseball cards at TCDB

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