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Josh Beckett

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Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins baseball team.

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The right-hander from Spring, Texas has grown to become one of the premier young pitchers in the National League. His career thus far has been impressive, but recurring blister problems on his pitching hand have limited his availability in the regular season. However, he achieved notoriety in the 2003 postseason, by winning the 2003 World Series MVP award with two great performances (three days apart) in the Series. He is a power pitcher, wielding a 97 mph fastball and a consistently 90 mph changeup and curveball. Teamed up with Ivan Rodriguez, the star catcher, he helped the Marlins win the 2003 World Series, 4 games to 2.

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