The superlatives to describe Wade Boggs’ career are unending: twelve All Star Games, eight Silver Sluggers, two Gold Gloves and World Champion in 1996 while playing for the New York Yankees. However, Boggs will forever be thought of as a member of the rival Boston Red Sox. Debuting with the Sox in 1982, he spent eleven years in Beantown, winning five batting crowns while he was there. In an eighteen year career, Boggs would only hit below .300 twice, when he batted .292 in 1997 and .280 in 1998, his penultimate seasons. He would rebound in his final year, when he batted .301 at the age of 41. His lifetime average of .328 ranks 33rd all-time.
Wade Boggs has appeared in a feature film, Bending All the Rules starring Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper, as well as the made-for-TV horror movie, Swamp Shark.
March 24, 2012
White Plains, NY