Tag: Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs Stats & Facts

Wade Boggs Essentials Positions: Bats: L Throws: R Weight: 190 Born: Year: 1958 in Omaha, NE USA Died: in , Debut: 4/10/1982 Last Game: 8/27/1999 Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 2005 by BBWAA Full Name: Wade Anthony...

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Wade Boggs, a five-time batting champion, and Ryne Sandberg, a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base, are elected to the Hall of Fame

2005 – Wade Boggs, a five-time batting champion, and Ryne Sandberg, a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base, are elected to the Hall of Fame. Boggs becomes the 41st player elected to Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, while receiving 474 of the record number of 516 votes cast (92%). Sandberg receives 393 votes, six more that the needed number. Relief pitchers Bruce Sutter (66.7%) and Goose Gossage (55%), and outfielders Jim Rice (59.5%) and Andre Dawson (52%), are the only other players to be named on at least half of the ballots cast. All four will be voted in over the next five years.

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The Simpsons entitled “Homer at the Bat” has several Major Leaguers appear

1992 – The episode of the animated series The Simpsons entitled “Homer at the Bat” gets its first broadcast on FOX. In the episode, Springfield Nuclear Plant owner C. Montgomery Burns hires a team of major league ringers in order to win a bet he placed on a softball game against a rival businessman. In the end, though, it’s the hapless Homer Simpson who saves the day with a walk-off hit-by-pitch. A number of contemporary major league stars, many of them future Hall of Famers lend their voices and likeness to the show, which is considered one of the classic episodes of the series.

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Although he loses his arbitration case, Boston third baseman Wade Boggs receives the richest amount ($1.35 million) ever awarded by this process.

Although he loses his arbitration case, Boston third baseman Wade Boggs receives the richest amount ($1.35 million) ever awarded by this process. Last season’s AL batting champ had sought $1.85 million, but arbitrator Thomas Roberts rules in favor of the Red Sox, resulting in a drop of a half-million dollars for the infielder.

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Wade Boggs collects first hit of career

On April 26, 1982, Boston Red Sox rookie Wade Boggs collects his first major league hit. Boggs singles against Rich Dotson of the Chicago White Sox in Boston’s 3-2 win. Boggs will go on to win five American League batting championships…

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