An institution in the Pacific Coast League, "Pop" collected 3,216 minor league hits
over 21 years. A far-ranging outfielder, his only full ML seasons came in the Federal
League, where he led in assists one year and fielding percentage the other.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 30, 1930:
Brooklyn, in need of an OF, buys Ike Boone from the San Francisco Missions (PCL) where he was hitting .448 through 83 games. In 1929 Boone compiled an all-time
record of 553 total bases while hitting 55 homers and batting .407. Boone wasn't even Brooklyn's first choice; the Robins preferred another PCL batting star, Buzz Arlett, who had his eye injured in a postgame fight with umpire Chet Chadbourne, who slugged the Oakland OF with his mask.