Wade Boggs

Birthdate6/15/1958
Death Date
Debut Year1982
Year of Induction2005
Teams Rays, Red Sox, Yankees
Position Third Base

The Red Sox‘ Wade Boggs led the American League in batting five time in his first seven big league seasons on his way to a .328 lifetime average. 

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Wade Boggs was one of the best hitters of his generation

Wade Boggs was one of the best hitters of his generation

Wade Anthony Boggs was one of the best pure hitters of his generation. Over the course of his 18-year career, he won five batting crowns and hit .328 with a .415 on-base percentage. Many thought Boggs might someday hit .400 in a season. Though the closest he got was a .368 average in 1985, he did hi
Boggs first pro contract included money for his college education

Boggs first pro contract included money for his college education

When negotiating with players big league teams will often tender a separate offer of a money devoted for a college scholarship. The money becomes available to the player when his playing career ends. In this letter to the administrator of MLB’s college scholarship plan, it is noted that Boggs

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