Dick Bosman

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Richard Allen Bosman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dick Bosman started the final game the expansion Washington Senators played before moving to Texas, on September 30, 1971.

A highly competitive control pitcher who told teammates, "If you don't hustle when I'm pitching, I'll kick your ass," Bosman was 14-9 with an American League-best 2.19 ERA for the Senators in 1969. He won a career-high 16 in 1970, and on July 19, 1974, no-hit the Oakland Athletics while with the Cleveland Indians, losing a perfect game on his own throwing error. Bosman won 11 to help Oakland to a division title in 1975, but the A's cut him in 1977. He made his only postseason appearance with the A's against the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 ALCS; he pitched a third of an inning in relief.


In 1989, Bosman played for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He went 1-1 with a 4.07 ERA for the club.

Bosman is the second cousin of Duane Kuiper and Glen Kuiper.

Bosman was the pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox (1986-1987), Baltimore Orioles (1992-1994) and Texas Rangers (1995-2000). He was a pitching instructor in the Orioles chain from 1988 to 1991, and he has been a coach in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' system from 2002 to 2011.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL ERA Leader (1969)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1970)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1970 & 1971)

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