Bob Boone

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Bob Boone, defensive stalwart

Bob Boone is the starting catcher and number 8 hitter for California in the NES version of RBI. Boone, also the father of two 2nd Generation RBIers, is typically subbed out for either Rick Burleson or Ruppert Jones.


  • Born November 14th, 1947 in San Diego, CA
  • Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1969 amateur draft.
  • Played in the Big Leagues with Philadelphia (1972-1981), California (1982-1988) and Kansas City (1989-1990)
  • 4-time All-Star
  • 7-time Gold Glove Winner
  • Had managerial stints with KC (1995-1997) and Cincinnati (2001-2003)
  • Attended college at Stanford University
  • Son of former major leaguer Ray Boone and father of Aaron and Bret Boone
  • Boone retired in 1990 having caught a then-record 2,264 games (a mark since passed by Carlton Fisk)
  • In 1996 during his managerial tenure in Kansas City, the Kansas City Star charted Boone's daily lineup changes in a daily "Boone-O-Meter," which concluded that the manager had used 152 different batting orders in the Royals' 161 games
  • After several rounds of bourbon are consumed by Phillies GM Paul Owens and Detroit GM Jim Campbell at the winter meetings in 1974, Owens agrees to trade promising catcher Bob Boone and P Larry Christensen to Detroit for veterans Bill Freehan and Jim Northrup. Tomorrow morning, Owens won't recall the trade and the deal is never made. "How do you unshake a handshake?" says the disappointed Campbell.
  • Boone's RBI single in the 20th ending gives the Angels a 4-3 victory over Seattle on April 14, 1982 in the longest game ever played at Anaheim Stadium
  • When playing with the Alaska Goldpanners in the Summer League, set a record with a .405 batting average in 1968 - he was later named the greatest Goldpanner player of them all from a list of similarly outstanding players who performed with the Goldpanners over the years, including Dave Roberts, Dave Winfield, and Graig Nettles.

RBI Stats

Career Stats

2264 7245 679 1838 303 26 105 826 38 663 608 .254 .315 .346 .661

Boone in RBI

There is no clear-cut decision on what to do with Bob Boone in RBI. In straight pitch, Boone's right handedness and slow speed typically results in a substitution. His 831 power is quite respectable however, meaning some keep him in until a clutch pinch hit situation arises. Some people even keep Boone in for an entire game, which is more common with anything goes. Boone has more power then two of California's bench players (Rick Burleson and Rob Wilfong), so keeping him in isn't necessarily a bad decision. It all boils down to how Bob Boone plays for you...


  • Booney
  • The Booninator
  • Boone's Strawberry Wine
  • My Booney Lies Over The Ocean

RBI Baseball Cards

Bob Boone's 1987 Topps card
Bob Boone's 1987 Donruss card
Bob Boone's 1987 Fleer Award Winners card

Other Pics

Bob Boone as the "Ironman" on the cover of a 1987 edition of "Halos Magazine"

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