Tommy Boggs
Pitcher
Born: (1955-10-25) October 25, 1955 (age 65)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 19, 1976, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1985, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record20–44
Earned run average4.22
Strikeouts278
Teams

Thomas Winton Boggs (born October 25, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher from 1976 through 1983 for the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves and returned to play for the Rangers in 1985.

Boggs was the second overall pick in the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft, drafted out of Lanier High School in Austin, Texas by the Texas Rangers. He started his major league career with the Rangers, and ended it with them as well. In between, he pitched six seasons with the Atlanta Braves. He had been traded along with Adrian Devine and Eddie Miller from the Rangers to the Braves in the first four-team blockbuster deal in Major League Baseball history on December 8, 1977 that also involved the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and a total of eleven players changing teams. The Rangers received Al Oliver and Nelson Norman from the Pirates and Jon Matlack from the Mets. The Pirates acquired Bert Blyleven from the Rangers and John Milner from the Mets. The Mets got from the Braves Willie Montañez and from the Rangers Tom Grieve and Ken Henderson who was sent to New York to complete the transaction three months later on March 15, 1978.[1][2]

Tommy Boggs was formally introduced as the Concordia University Texas Tornados head baseball coach on May 14, 2009.[3]

References

  1. ^ Durso, Joseph. "Matlack, Milner Go In Four‐Team Trade," The New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1977. Retrieved April 30, 2020
  2. ^ Durso, Joseph. "Mets Get Ken Henderson, Outfielder, From Rangers," The New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 1978. Retrieved April 30, 2020
  3. ^ Boyles, Donald J. "Concordia University Texas Hires Tommy Boggs as New Baseball Head Coach". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved 12 July 2016.