Shawn Boskie pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 49-63 with a 5.14 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos from 1990-1998. He won 12 games for California in 1996 despite a 5.32 ERA. Boskie was the starting pitcher for California on September 6, 1995 when the team played Baltimore on the night Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record. Ripken homered off Boskie in the fourth inning of the game.
Ted Wood appeared in 47 games for the San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos between 1991-1993. In 109 at bats he hit .183 with a home run. Wood played professionally in the United States from 1989-1995. He went on to play in China and Korea until the year 2000. Wood’s lone long ball came on September 21, 1992 at Jack Murphy Stadium when he took San Diego Padre Tim Scott deep in top of the ninth inning.
Mike Felder declined our invitation to participate.