Sunday, January 30, 2011

1991 Donruss, Shawn Boskie



#241 Shawn Boskie

Here is a card of Shawn Boskie that was given to me by Rod.

Shawn pitched in the Majors for nine seasons and he saw time with the Cubs, Phillies, Mariners, Angels, Orioles, and Expos. He spent about half of his career in Chicago before he started to bounce frequently in the second half.

Shawn started and relieved during his career and he started 132 of the 216 games he pitched in. He reached double-digit wins one time and it was in 1996 as a member of the Angels. He recorded one save in his career and it was the following season while he was playing for the Orioles. He finished his big league career in 1998 with a record of 49-63 and a 5.14 ERA. Shawn continued to pitch at the AAA level through the 2001 season, but was never called up again.

Shawn has one Major League home run and it was hit off of Norm Charlton.

Out of all the teams that Shawn pitched for in his career, I only remember him from his Cubs days. The only reason I remember him as a Cub is because WGN used to televise 100+ games a year. I've never been a Cubs fan, but it was always fun to watch a ballgame on the tube on a summer afternoon.

4 comments:

Paul said...

I've got that same card signed. I remember writing to him and asking him to sign it back in 1991.

zman40 said...

Nice!

unclemoe said...

Shawn has the distinction of being the first player to ever sign a baseball card for me back when I was around 10 years old. It was probably 1991 or 1992 at Spring Training. Prior to that I had only gotten baseballs, an autograph book, etc. signed.

moe.

zman40 said...

Very cool Moe. I, too, will never forget the first baseball card I got signed.