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Date of Birth 15 June 1958Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Birth NameWade Anthony Boggs
Nickname The Chicken Man
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs ranks with Tony Gwynn of the National League's San Diego Padres as the greatest pure hitters of their generation (1980s through 1990s). In his 18-year career, Boggs racked up 3,010 hits for a career average of .328. This was accomplished in the pre-steroids, doctored-baseball era when baseball parks had more generous dimensions and were more pitcher-friendly than they were today.

Boggs was a member of the 1986 American League Champion Boston Red Sox and the 1996 World's Championship New York Yankees team. The third baseman, who won a Gold Glove for fielding excellence with the Yankees, played in 12 consecutive major league All Star Games from 1985 through 1996. In 2005, he was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and was enshrined as a Red Sox player.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (1)

Debbie Bertucelli (21 December 1976 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Third Baseman for Boston Red Sox (1982-1992), New York Yankees (1993-1997) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-1999).
Member of 1986 American League Champion Boston Red Sox team. Member of 1988 and 1990 American League Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox teams. Member of 1996 World Series Champion New York Yankees team.
Played in 12 consecutive major league All Star Games (1985-1996).
Led the American League in runs scored, 1988-1989.
Led the American League in hits, 1985 (240).
Led the American League in doubles, 1988-1989.
Led the American League in bases on balls, 1986 & 1988. Led the league in intentional bases on balls six consecutive seasons, 1987-1992.
Led the American League in batting average, 1983 and 1985-1988.
Led the Amercian League in slugging percentage, 1983 and 1985-1989.
Led the American League in fielding percentage for third basemen, 1993 and 1995.
Made major league debut on 10 April 1982.
Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 2004.
Enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, his first year of eligibility.
Was a close friend of the late wrestler Curt Hennig.

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