A righthanded platoon outfielder, happy-go-lucky Bombo was the darling of Minnesota
fans in 1978, when a song was written about him. Teammates sometimes attributed the
strong-armed outfielder's popularity to his nickname, but he earned the fans' appreciation
by hitting .281 in 1979. He had more at-bats (541) in his two years (1985-86) in
Japan; playing for Kintetsu, he hit .240 with 37 HR and 86 RBI.