Saturday, November 15, 2014

Player Profile: Thad Bosley

I have 22 cards of Thad Bosley. This one is from 1986 Donruss.

Playing career: Thad Bosley played fourteen seasons as a backup outfielder for seven different teams, mostly the White Sox and Cubs. In 784 games he hit .272 with 20 HR and 158 RBI.

Where he is now: Executive Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach at Grace University in Nebraska.

My memories: I remember him being considered a pinch-hitting specialist. Do those even still exist?

Interesting facts: During his playing career he recorded a funk record called “The Ballplayers” with teammate Lenny Randle.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fifth when you type Thad B, between Thad Beaumont, a character in a Stephen King story, and Thad Brown, Assistant Sports Director at WROC-TV in Rochester, NY. There do not appear to be any other prominent Thad Bosleys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Dwain Bostic.

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