Monday, September 29, 2014

Player Profile: Josh Booty

I have two cards of Josh Booty. This one is from 1998 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Third baseman Josh Booty played five years of professional baseball, including three in the majors with the Florida Marlins, winning a World Series ring in 1997. In 13 major league games he hit .269 with 0 HR and 4 RBI. A two-sport star in college, he also played briefly in the NFL. He attempted a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher for the Diamondbacks in 2013 after winning the reality show competition “The Knuckler,” but was released at the end of spring training.

Where he is now: A Director for Oxygenade, a bottled-water company.

My memories: He shared his thoughts on baseball cards with this blog in 2012.

Google Autocomplete results: He is sixth when you type Josh Bo, between Josh Boyce, a wide receiver for the Patriots, and Josh Bonati, an audio master in New York. There do not appear to be any other prominent Josh Bootys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Pedro Borbon.

1 comment:

  1. I remember being excited to get a first-round pick's autograph back in 1995 when he played at Kane County. He signed at least three cards for me. Still have them.