Former Red Sox closer and 2004 post-season hero Keith Foulke decided to hang up the glove yesterday, citing nagging elbow pain as the reason.

Whether you were a fan of Foulke or not, his performance in October 2004 was something to behold. Foulke pitched in 11 games for a total of 14 innings. He gave up just 7 hits and one earned run, striking out 19 batters.

Me? I was never a fan. His attitude sucked and I’d prefer a fireballer for a closer. But I will always appreciate what he did in 2004 to help secure the elusive World Series title for Boston. Good luck, Foulkie.