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The Chicken Man Sure Could Hit

June 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans!

One of my favorite things about baseball is the quirky superstitions that some players had. Click here to read my post of some of the greatest baseball superstitions of all time. One of my favorites on that list is Wade Boggs‘ tradition of eating a plate of fried chicken before every game. I decided that today I would analyze the career of the Chicken Man himself, Wade Boggs.

Boggs played from 1982-1999 with the Red Sox, Yankees, and Devil Rays. His uncanny ability to almost always get good wood on the ball was heralded since he was a rookie. The third baseman batted .328 lifetime and led the league in batting average for five years, four of those batting titles being consecutive. He also had seven consecutive seasons with 200+ hits. Of course, he is alsot known for his 3,010 career base hits. In fact, he became the first member of the 3,000th hit club to have his 3,000th hit be a home run (and the second man was none other than Derek Jeter). The twelve-time All Star also won the Silver Slugger Award eight times and the Gold Glove Award twice.

Due to his many amazing accomplishments, Boggs was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back soon for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

 

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