Friday, June 15, 2018

Red Sox Legend & HOF 3B Wade Anthony Boggs Turns Sixty-Years-Old Today

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It seems like just yesterday that we watched Wade Anthony Boggs weeping in the dugout at Shea Stadium as Boston's dreams of a 1986 World Series Championship drifted away into the Flushing Meadows night. And now, today, Boggs turns sixty-years-old. What can else we say about him? If you needed a base-hit, there was probably nobody else on Planet Earth who was more likely to come through for you. In his Hall-Of-Fame career, Boggs wound up hitting .328—with a ridiculous .415 OBP. He collected 3, 010 hits—578 of them doubles. Twice in his Red Sox career he led the American League in walks (105 in 1986; 125 in 1988). For four straight years he collected at least 200 hits and 100 walks. He was a 12-time All-Star, a 5-time batting champ and a 2-time Gold Glover. Most of all, he was passionate about wearing Carmine Hose. He wanted to win more than anybody we've ever seen play for the Red Sox. He was Boggsie. And he will forever be ours. Happy birthday, Chicken Man!