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    Jul 31, 2005 - Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Jan 4, 2005 - Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the sportswriters‚ Boggs in his 1st year of eligibility.

    Sep 29, 2001 - The A's defeat the Mariners‚ 8-4‚ as SS Miguel Tejada hits for the cycle‚ capping his night with a 7th-inning grand slam. As noted by Chris Strohmier‚ he's the first player to do that since Tony Lazzeri‚ in 1932. Seattle OF Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season to set a new ML rookie record. The previous mark had been set by Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1911. Suzuki also ties the AL record for singles in a season (187) with the hit. Wade Boggs performed the feat in 1985.

    Apr 7, 2000 - The Indians defeat the Devil Rays‚ 14-5‚ in Tampa Bay's home opener‚ scoring 9 runs in the 2nd inning. Wade Boggs' uniform #12 is retired by the Devil Rays prior to the game.

    Aug 7, 1999 - Just one day after Tony Gwynn reaches the historic milestone‚ Devil Rays' 3B Wade Boggs also gets the 3000th hit of his career in Tampa Bay's 15-10 loss to Cleveland. Boggs goes 3-for-4 in the contest‚ reaching the 3000 mark with a 6th inning HR off Chris Haney.

    Apr 25, 1999 - The A's Tony Phillips celebrates his 40th birthday by hitting a game-winning home run to beat the Baltimore Orioles‚ 11-10. Phillips becomes just the fifth major-leaguer to crank one out on his 40th or later birthday: the last 2 were Darrell Evans and Wade Boggs‚ in 1988. The big-leaguer who hit the most birthday blasts over his career was Al Simmons with five.

    Jun 15, 1998 - Tampa Bay gets homeruns from its first two hitters‚ Quinton McCracken and Wade Boggs‚ and McCracken homers again in the 2nd with 2 on. But TB needs 3 runs in the 8th to beat the Blue Jays‚ 8-7.

    Mar 31, 1998 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays lose to the Tigers‚ 11-6‚ in their first game ever. Wilson Alvarez takes the loss for Tampa while 3B Wade Boggs slugs the 1st HR in team history and drives in 3 runs.

    Dec 8, 1997 - The Devil Rays sign free agent 1B Paul Sorrento to a 2-year contract. Tomorrow‚ they agree to terms with free agent 3B Wade Boggs.

    Aug 30, 1996 - Adding their 8th new player this month‚ the Yankees reacquire 3B Charlie Hayes from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named. This makes Wade Boggs a platoon player and he angrily states‚ "I'll get my 3‚000 hits somewhere."

    Sep 18, 1993 - The Yankees defeat the Red Sox‚ 4-3‚ because of a fan who runs out on the field. With NY trailing‚ 3-1‚ with 2 outs and a man on 1st in the 9th inning‚ Mike Stanley hits a fly ball to left that apparently ends the game. Umpire Tim Welke‚ however‚ had called time when the fan bolted onto the field‚ giving Stanley a second chance. He singled on the next pitch. That was followed by a hit by Wade Boggs‚ a walk to Dion James‚ and a single by Don Mattingly which drove home the tying and winning runs.

    Jun 11, 1993 - The Yankees-Brewers game at County Stadium is interrupted by some 100 sea gulls who swoop down onto the field‚ apparently in search of moths hatching in the infield and outfield grass. The Yankees eventually win the game by a score of 5-4‚ winning in the 9th on a two-run pinch homer by Kevin Maas. While no players or seagulls are hurt‚ Wade Boggs called the situation "terribly dangerous. The seagulls will return for tomorrow night's game‚ but the Brewers will be prepared for the birds. Gus the wonder dog‚ on loan from the Wisconsin waterfowl association‚ will keep them away.

    Dec 15, 1992 - The Yankees sign free agent 3B Wade Boggs to a 3-year contract.

    May 17, 1992 - In Boston's 3-1 loss to California‚ Wade Boggs has hit # 2‚000‚ the 6th Red Sox to reach mark (Yaz‚ Williams‚ Rice‚ Evans‚ Doerr). Mark Langston is the winner.

    Oct 1, 1991 - At Fenway‚ the Tigers outhit the Red Sox to win‚ 8-5. Frank Tanana (12-12) evens his record. Wade Boggs has a pair of doubles to top the 40 mark for the 7th straight year. Only Joe Medwick has done this in ML history.

    Apr 10, 1990 - Wade Boggs is intentionally walked 3 times in Boston's 4-2 win over Detroit‚ tying the ML record for a 9-inning game.

    Sep 25, 1989 - Boston's Wade Boggs goes 4-for-5 in a 7-4 win over the Yankees to become the first player in ML history to achieve both 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons. It is Boggs's 7th straight 200-hit season overall‚ extending his own modern ML record. Dwight Evans also puts his name in the record books by belting his 20th homer. He is the only current player with 20 or more homers in each of the last 9 years‚

    Jul 11, 1989 - Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs lead off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back home runs off Rick Reuschel to spark the AL to a 5-3 win in the All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson earns MVP honors.

    Feb 26, 1989 - A California court throws out a major part of Margo Adams $12 million breach-of-contract suit against Red Sox 3B Wade Boggs. Adams claimed that Boggs had promised her a salary and expenses during a 4-year affair.

    Oct 2, 1988 - In Cleveland‚ Boston's Wade Boggs collects his 200th hit for the 6th straight season. Wade's mark breaks the record of 5 he shared with Chuck Klein (1929-33) and Charlie Gehringer (1933-37).

    Sep 20, 1988 - Wade Boggs goes 3-for-3 with 2 walks in Boston's 13-2 rout of Toronto to become the first player this century to collect 200 hits in 6 consecutive seasons. Willie Keeler had 8 straight 200-hit seasons from 1894-1901. Boggs also joins Lou Gehrig as the only players to collect 200 hits and 100 walks in 3 consecutive seasons.

    Sep 22, 1987 - Wade Boggs goes 2-for-4 in Boston's 8-5 loss to Detroit‚ reaching the 200-hit plateau for an AL-record tying 5th consecutive year. Al Simmons and Charlie Gehringer are the only other AL players to do so.

    Jun 26, 1987 - Wade Boggs has his hitting streak snapped at 25 consecutive games and the Rocket sputters as Clemens fails to hold a 9-0‚ 2nd-inning lead. Boston loses to New York 12-11 in 10 innings. The 9-run comeback ties a Yankee team record: Boston‚ alas‚ has blown bigger leads.

    Jan 29, 1987 - Red Sox Wade Boggs avoids going to salary arbitration for the 3rd consecutive year by signing a 3-year contract worth over $5 million.

    Jun 8, 1986 - Milwaukee beats the Red Sox‚ 7-3‚ as Wade Boggs goes hitless. Over the past 162 Red Sox games‚ Boggs has played in 160 hitting an even .400. Tony Gwynn will almost match Wade from Jul 1‚ 1993 to July 1‚ 1994‚ hitting .398.

    May 31, 1986 - Wade Boggs raises his average to .402 with a 5-for-5 game as Boston beats Minnesota 7-2. Boggs will hit .357 this year to win his 3rd AL batting title. Through June 6‚ Boggs will have hit .400 over his past 162 games beginning with June 9‚ 1985. Tony Gwynn will match this feat.

    Feb 23, 1986 - Despite losing his arbitration case‚ Boston's Wade Boggs receives the largest salary ever awarded through that process‚ $1.35 million.

    Sep 21, 1985 - In a Boston 7-6 win over Detroit‚ Wade Boggs ties Speaker's club mark of 222 hits in the 2nd inning with a single. His 5th inning single‚ his 185th‚ sets a new AL record for singles breaking the mark set by Willie Wilson in 1980. Wade will end with 187‚ a mark that will stand until 2001.

    Sep 10, 1985 - In the opener of 2‚ the Orioles score 6 in the 8th on 3 homers‚ and the Red Sox answer with 2 homers and score 4 as the O's win‚ 7-5. The 5 homers in the 8th ties a ML mark. Wade Boggs is 4-for-4 in the nitecap to pass 200 hits again as he leads the Sox to a 5-3 win.

    Sep 5, 1985 - Boston's first two batters-Dwight Evans and Wade Boggs-crack homers off Cleveland's Neal Heaton in Boston's 13-6 win in game 1. Evans adds another HR to back Oil Can Boyd's first win in 7 weeks. Cleveland wins the nitecap‚ 9-5.

    Jul 26, 1985 - Wade Boggs goes 0-for-3 in Boston's 6-2 win over Seattle to halt his hitting streak at 28 games‚ the longest in the major leagues since 1980.

    Jul 27, 1984 - The Red Sox and Tigers almost match shutouts‚ as the Tigers win 9-1 and the Red Sox come back‚ 4-0. Rich Gedman's 9th inning homer in the opener off Dan Petry is the only Sox score. Wade Boggs lines 4 hits and Bob Ojeda allows just 3 hits in the nitecap to win.

    Dec 6, 1982 - The Red Sox trade 3B Carney Lansford‚ OF Garry Hancock‚ and minor leaguer Jerry King to Oakland for OF Tony Armas and C Jeff Newman. Lansford‚ who led the AL in hitting in '81‚ is expendable with the emergence of Wade Boggs at 3B.

    Jun 22, 1982 - Red Sox rookie Wade Boggs hits his first ML home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Boston a 5-4 win over Detroit. Boggs will finally crack the starting lineup for good after tomorrow's game‚ in which regular 3B Carney Lansford severely sprains his ankle while unsuccessfully trying to stretch a triple into an inside-the-park home run. Boggs hits .390 in Lansford's absence and .349 for the season.

    Jun 23, 1981 - Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 33rd inning‚ giving Pawtucket a 3-2 win over Rochester and ending the longest game in professional baseball history. The game had been suspended April 19th after 32 innings and 8 hours‚ 7 minutes of play‚ but the continuation took only 18 minutes to complete. Bob Ojeda pitches one inning to earn the win. Future ML stars Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken go a combined 6-for-25.

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