June 20, 2016 Since I was already rooting for an underdog team, I
also liked to root for underdog players, so I drove my
friends crazy talking about Don Bosch back in the day.
I enjoyed reading the comments of others and I did a
little research on a few things. His first homer came
on June 14, 1968 against Mike McCormick of the Giants.
He led off the 3rd inning and a few batters later,
Jerry Buchek homered to knock McCormick out of the game.
His next homer came on the next game, against Juan
Marichal! A leadoff shot, and he went 3-for-5,
probably the game that one of the other commenters
referred to as a great game for him. Mets still lost, 9-5.
His last homer also came at home that season, batting
second in the lineup on July 4 against Jim Bunning of
His only triple came the previous year at home against
the Giants and Gaylord Perry - a game in which Perry
and Jack Fisher both went 11 innings!!
June 23, 2016 Ed was a nice guy. I used to watch him work out at Shea. During the winter of 1984 I went to his house to get some baseball cards autographed. I hope to visit you at your house and ask for an autograph and talk about those good days.