Washington Senators’ Dick Bosman pitched historic game in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Dick Bosman made his Main League debut for the Washington Senators in 1966 and began the final residence recreation for the crew at RFK Stadium.

However the Wisconsin native, who turns 78 as we speak, had a extra spectacular post-playing profession.

Bosman, after his taking part in days resulted in 1976, acquired his begin as a coach within the McLean Little League in Northern Virginia, as he informed this reporter in an interview within the Nineteen Nineties.

The proper-hander was the pitching coach for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in 1986 after which was the pitching coach for Triple-A Rochester within the Baltimore system from 1989-91.

That led to his job because the pitching coach for the Orioles from 1992-94 and he was later the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers from 1995-2000.

He labored in Baltimore and Texas underneath supervisor Johnny Oates, who grew up in Prince George’s, Virginia, and was a star in faculty at Virginia Tech.

After that point in Texas, Bosman spent a number of years as a pitching coach within the minor leagues within the Tampa Bay system.

Among the many younger pitchers he labored with have been James Shields, Wade Davis, Alex Cobb, Jake McGee, and Jeremy Hellickson, a Rookie of the Yr with Tampa Bay who pitched for the Nationals in 2018 and 2019.

Bosman was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Feb. 17, 1944, and he went to Bradford Excessive in that metropolis.

He signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1963 and was additionally a part of the Giants’ system earlier than he made his huge league debut with the Senators on June 1, 1966, as he went 7.1 innings in opposition to the Boston Crimson Sox and gave up 9 hits and three earned runs.

Bosman was 2-6 with an ERA of seven.62 in 13 video games with seven begins as a rookie.

By 1969 he was 14-5 with an ERA of two.19 – the perfect mark within the league – with the Senators underneath supervisor Ted Williams.

He received a career-high 16 video games the following season with Washington then was 12-16 with the Senators in 1971.

Bosman was the beginning pitcher on Sept. 30, 1971, because the Senators hosted the New York Yankees at RFK Stadium.

He gave up three homers in that recreation; the Senators led 7-5 with two outs within the ninth when followers swarmed the sector and Washington finally needed to forfeit. Paul Lindblad took the loss for the Senators.

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Bosman made the transfer to Texas the following season and he was 8-10 as a starter that yr.

The native of Wisconsin later performed for Cleveland earlier than ending his Main League profession with Oakland in 1976.

In 1974, whereas pitching for Cleveland, he threw a no-hitter in opposition to the A’s – who went on to win the World Collection later that yr. His throwing error led to the one runner within the recreation.

The final batter he confronted was Texas’s Jeff Burroughs, his former teammate, on Sept. 19 on the A’s received 13-3 over the Rangers in 1976.

He was 82-85 with an ERA of three.67 in 307 video games with 229 begins within the majors.

“These have been the times once you misplaced, it was the top of the world. That’s the best way I used to be from the primary day I ever placed on a baseball glove. Again then it was all proper to interrupt a helmet or fireplace a bat or go nuts, as a result of that’s why you have been on the market, to win that ball recreation. I’ll be a son of a bitch in case you misplaced. Possibly I used to be mistaken, however that’s the best way I felt. And I nonetheless really feel that method,” Bosman informed Peter Golenbock in “The Perpetually Boys.”

Bosman additionally printed a e book on pitching with Ted Leavengood.


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