Former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek surprised a fan sporting a shirsey with his name on the back at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire this week.
Despite the fan wearing a Varitek shirt, he didn’t realize he was speaking to the player himself.
Varitek’s wife, who was recording the video circulating social media, told the fan that she liked his shirt and began asking questions about her husband. Yet, the fan still had no idea who he was talking to.
Then, Varitek decided to end the charade and tell the fan who he was. The man instantly got a smile on his face and hugged the former fan favorite.
Varitek now works as the player information coach for the Red Sox, which is why the fan said you can sometimes still see him at the games.
The 50-year-old played his entire MLB career with Boston from 1997–2011. The three-time All-Star helped the team to two World Series titles (2004, ‘07) during his tenure there.
He caught a record four no-hitters, which was later tied by Carlos Ruiz. Varitek is known for being one of just three players in history, along with Ed Vosberg and Michael Conforto, to appear in the Little League World Series, College World Series and MLB World Series.