Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:22:04 -0700
Kat O'Brien, of New York Newsday, reports New York Yankees 1B/OF Nick Swisher pitched the eighth inning of a 15-5 loss Monday, April 13, to the Tampa Bay Rays. Swisher was the first position player to pitch for the Yankees since Wade Boggs in 1997.
Sat, 09 Jun 2007 10:48:00 -0700
Bill Chastain, of TampaBay.DevilRays.MLB.com, reports Tampa Bay Devil Rays IF Josh A. Wilson threw one scoreless inning of relief Friday, June 8, allowing just one single and a walk. Manager Joe Maddon chose to use the utility infielder to pitch the eighth as relief pitchers Brian Stokes, Tim Corcoran and Chad Orvella had just allowed eight runs and walked seven batters. Wilson, who had not pitched since high school, was the first non-pitcher to take the mound for the Devil Rays since retired 3B Wade Boggs pitched on Aug. 10, 1999.
Wed, 05 Jan 2005 00:53:26 -0800
The Boston Globe's Chris Snow reports former Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3B Wade Boggs believes a mixture of the three teams and how they utilized his services helped him earn election to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. "There are lots of pieces in the puzzle that are significant in a career. If you leave out one piece of the puzzle, the Hall of Fame career is incomplete. It was a mixture of the three teams that enabled me to be where I am today," Boggs said.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:13:33 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Boston Red Sox 3B Wade Boggs was elected to the Hall of Fame. He was selected by 474 of the record 516 voters who are 10-year members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The 91.86 percent of ballots he received was the 19th-highest percentage in Hall history, and he became the 41st player elected on his first chance.