Richard Allen Bosman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 208 lb.
- High School Kenosha High School
- Debut June 1, 1966
- Final Game September 19, 1976
- Born February 17, 1944 in Kenosha, WI USA
"Those were the days when you lost, it was the end of the world. That's the way I was from the first day I ever put on a baseball glove. Back then it was all right to break a helmet or fire a bat or go nuts, because that's why you were out there, to win that ball game. I'll be a son of a bitch if you lost. Maybe I was wrong, but that's the way I felt. And I still feel that way." - Dick Bosman, to Peter Golenbock, in the book The Forever Boys
Dick Bosman started the final game the "new" Washington Senators, on September 30, 1971, played before the team relocated to become the Texas Rangers. 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 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 was a coach in the Tampa Bay system from 2002 to 2011.
- 1986 Pitching coach Buffalo Bisons
- 1989-1991 Pitching coach Rochester Red Wings
- 2001 Pitching coach Hudson Valley Renegades
- 2002-2003 Pitching coach Orlando Rays
- 2004 Pitching coach Montgomery Biscuits
- 2005-2006 Pitching coach Hudson Valley Renegades
- 2007 Minor league pitching coordinator Tampa Bay Devil Rays / interim Pitching coach for the Devil Rays
- 2010-2011 Minor league pitching coordinator Tampa Bay Rays
- AL ERA Leader (1969)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1970)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1970 & 1971)
- Thomas Boswell: "All of Us Bear the Marks of the Lash", in How Life Imitates the World Series, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1982, pp. 111-112.
- Ted Leavengood and Dick Bosman: Dick Bosman on Pitching: Lessons from the Life of a Major League Ballplayer and Pitching Coach, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2018. ISBN 978-1-5381-0661-7