Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Player Profile: Bob Boone

I have 56 cards of Bob Boone. This one is from 1986 Topps. 

Playing career: Part of baseball’s legendary Boone family, Bob Boone caught for nineteen years in the major leagues for the Phillies, Angels and Royals.  A seven-time Gold Glove winner, Boone hit .254 with 105 HR and 826 RBI in 2,264 games. He was a terrific post-season hitter, hitting .311 with 2 HR and 13 RBI in 36 games. In 1980, he helped the Phillies win the World Series by hitting .412.

My memories: I remember him being considered the best defensive catcher in baseball in the 1980s, but no specific memories.

Where he is now: He managed the Royals and Reds for three years each, with mediocre results. He is currently the Vice President, Player Personnel for the Washington Nationals.

Google Autocomplete results: He sixth when you type Bob Bo, between Bob Bondurant, owner of a racing school, and Bob Bowman, a swimming coach. Another prominent Bob Boone is a distribution center manager for McKesson.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bret Boone.

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