4. Wade Boggs
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 15, 1958 in Omaha, NE USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 10, 1982
  • Final Game: August 27, 1999
  • Silver Slugger - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1986
  • TSN All-Star - 1986
  • Silver Slugger - 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
  • Silver Slugger - 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1988
  • Silver Slugger - 1989
  • Silver Slugger - 1991
  • TSN All-Star - 1991
  • Silver Slugger - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1994
  • Silver Slugger - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1994
  • Gold Glove - 1995
 
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In 1983, Wade Boggs had a really good rookie season, where in 109 Games Played, he batted .349.  Anyone who can approach .350, even in what was roughly two-thirds of a season, is impressive.  After 1983, he proved he could do it in a full one.

In the next six seasons, the Third Baseman won five batting titles, all of which were years where he batted over .350.  The only year where he didn’t finish first in Batting, was a .325 year.  If Boggs wasn’t hitting the ball, he was watching it go away from the strike zone.  Boggs would lead the American League in Walks twice, and six On Base Percentage Titles.  If Wade Boggs wasn't the best hitter in the mid-80s in the AL, it is hard to come up with anyone else who challenged him for that title.  This hitting acumen did not translate into an MVP, but he finished in the top ten in voting four times.  With the Red Sox, Boggs was chosen for six Silver Sluggers and went to eight All-Star Games.

Following his Batting Titles, Boggs had three more .300 seasons with the Red Sox.  He would sign with the New York Yankees after the 1992 season.

In his dozen years with Boston, Boggs compiled 2,098 Hits with a Slash Line of .338/.428/.462.  He would be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 7th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/8/76.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees 12/15/92.
  • Games Played: 1625
  • Notable Statistics: 1,067 Runs, 2,098 Hits, 422 Doubles, 47 Triples, 85 Home Runs, 687 Runs Batted In, 85 Stolen Bases, .338/.428/.462 Slash Line, 71.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992)

    Silver Slugger (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1991)

    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1986, 1987 & 1988)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1986 & 1988)

    Highest Batting Average (1983, 1986, 1986, 1987 & 1988)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1989)

    Highest OPS (1987 & 1988)

    Most Plate Appearances (1985, 1988 & 1989)

    Most Runs Scored (1988 & 1989)

    Most Hits (1985)

    Most Doubles (1988 & 1989)

    Most Walks (1986 & 1988)

    Highest OPS+ (1987)

    Most Intentional Walks (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1983 & 1986)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1984, 1987 & 1989)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1989)
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