Major League Baseball
High School: Woodland
College: Arizona State University
* MLB Playing career: 14 Years (Boston)
* 4 Time All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
* 2 Time World Series Champion (2007, 2013)
* American League MVP (2008)
* 4 Time Gold Glove Award (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014)
* American League Rookie of the Year (2007)
* Silver Slugger Award (2008)
* Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame (2022)
Dustin attended Woodland High School where he was named the league's Most Valuable Player for batting .445 in his senior season. After high school, Dustin went to Arizona State and started every game in his college career. During his 185 games he had a career batting average of .384. While at Arizona State, he was named Most Valuable Player.
In 2004, Dustin was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round. 2007 was a breakout year. He earned the American League's Rookie of the Year honors, as well as leading the Red Sox to a World Series Championship.
The success continued in 2008 where he batted .326 with 17 Home Runs, 83 RBI and 20 Stolen Bases. His great 2008 campaign led him to becoming the American League's Most Valuable Player.
Dustin has had an amazing career that features him being a 4-time All Star, American League MVP, Rookie of the Year, Silver Slugger Award winner and being part of three World Series Championship teams. Although he was injured this year and was limited to playing only nine games, he continues as the main second baseman for the Red Sox, the only team he has ever played for, and is one of the most consistent players in the game.
Dustin finished his career with an amazing .299 batting average while driving in 725 runs. Defensively, he was one of the best second baseman the game has ever seen. He had career fielding percentage of .991.
After retiring in 2022, Dustin was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, the organization he spent his entire 14-year career.