Wade Boggs

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Boggs in the hair club

Wade Boggs is a starter for Boston in the NES version of RBI. Although his .357 batting average is 2nd highest on the entire game behind Tony Gwynn he is all but worthless when playing curve pitch style. Wade often struggles to hit it out of the infield, only occasionally hitting it down the line for a double. Those who play straight pitch leave him in for the one home run he averages per game. Most who play curve pitch still do not pinch hit out of respect for his real-life skills and the rumor that he once drank 64 beers on a cross-country flight. Atta boy, Wade.

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  • Born June 15, 1958
  • Played in the Big Leagues from 1982-1999
  • Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 7th round of the 1976 amateur draft
  • An all-star 12 years in a row from 1985 to 1996
  • Won two Gold Gloves at 3rd base in 1994 and 1995
  • Lead the Major Leagues in batting average four times, in 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1988. Lead the American League in 1987.
  • Hit his 3000th hit on August 6, 1999, one day after Tony Gwynn had reached the milestone. Boggs became the first player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit.

Fun Facts

Wade Boggs was one of the most superstitious players baseball has ever seen: he awoke at the same time every morning, ate chicken before every game (Jim Rice nicknamed him "Chicken Man") (The nickname of Chicken took on a different meaning for Yankee fans in the '80s. When Boggs was in a slump near the end of the season and still led the league in Avg., he would conveniently go on the DL so he could win the batting title. Donny Baseball was usually in second place when Boggs did this.), and took exactly 150 ground balls during infield practice. For night games, Boggs stepped into the batting cage at 5:17 and ran wind sprints at 7:17. (Trying to hex him, a scoreboard operator in Toronto once flipped the stadium clock directly from 7:16 to 7:18.) Before each at-bat Boggs would draw the Hebrew word "Chai" in the batter's box, and his route to and from the playing field was so precise that by late summer his footprints were often clearly visible in the grass in front of his home dugout. ( Baseball Page )


  • Chicken
  • The Wabbit


Boggs at AAA Pawtucket.
At the 2004 Red Sox HOF Ceremony.
Chicken loving Boggs

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