The lefthanded-hitting, 6'3" 185-lb Boston was the White Sox' first pick in the 1981
June draft. In 1984 he batted .312 in the American Association and led the league
with 19 triples. In his debut with Chicago that May 13, he collected three hits before
striking out. Over the next four seasons he shuttled between the majors and Triple-A,
his occasional power not compensating for what was perceived as a lack of hustle
in the outfield and aggressiveness at the plate. The White Sox' new batting coach
in 1989, Walt Hriniak, helped him raise his average 30 points, but Boston lost his
power in the process.
»September 29, 1993:
The Rockies put in a crimp in the Giants by beating them, 5–3. Daryl Boston has a pair of homers and Nelson Liriano has one to lead the Rockies. The Giants are now tied with the Braves, winners today over Houston.