Thursday, November 20, 2014

Player Profile: Daryl Boston

I have 58 cards of Daryl Boston. This one is from 1994 Score Rookie Traded.

Playing career: Daryl Boston played eleven years in the major leagues as a part-time outfielder for the White Sox, Mets, Rockies and Yankees. He hit over 10 HR in a season five times despite never having a 400-at bat year. Overall, in 1,058 games he hit .249 with 83 HR and 278 RBI.

Where he is now: First base coach for the White Sox.

My memories: I remember him as being a pretty good home run threat for the Yankees in 1994. I guess I am remembering wrong – in 52 games he only hit .182 with 4 HR and 14 RBI.

Interesting facts: Brother of DJ Boston, who played eight seasons in the minor leagues.

Their father, Henry Boston, managed a young Dave Parker on the semi-pro Cincinnati Tigers.

Along with Dwight Gooden and Vince Coleman, accused of rape in Spring Training of 1992 about an incident the previous year. The charges were later dismissed, though the players admitted to consensual sex with the woman (all in one night!), who had previously been dating David Cone and Ron Darling. That’s 20% of the Mets’ roster right there!

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Daryl B, ahead of Daryl Bem, a social psychologist. There do not appear to be any other prominent Daryl Bostons.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Ricky Bottalico.

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