Something was missing
AP bobbled the ball a little on this past weekend's coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame induction. Looking at the story in my paper -- and checking Nexis -- nowhere in the story by John Kekis does it say what position Boggs played.
Now I know he was inducted primarily for his slugging, but baseball is more than hitting and it's kind of customary to list a player's position. That was even more so here, I think, because the other inductee, Ryne Sandberg, was a sterling second baseman, and so his position was highlighted.
For the record, Boggs played third base, and it could have been inserted smoothly in about the fourth graf:
"I am living proof that dreams come true," said Boggs, the consistent-hitting third baseman who began playing minor league ball in the Red Sox system in Elmira, N.Y., in 1976. "In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball."
That same story had this graf: Sandberg won MVP honors in 1984, hitting a career-high .314 with 19 homers, 84 RBIs, 114 runs, 32 stolen bases, and made only six errors in 156 games.
Touch it up for clarity:
Sandberg won MVP honors in 1984, hitting a career-high .314 with 19 homers, 84 RBIs, 114 runs and 32 stolen bases, and made only six errors in 156 games.