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Bostock, Lyman

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Born: 1950 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 27 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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1950 - Born in Birmingham, Alabama on the 22nd of   November.

1938-1954 - Negro Leagues professional baseball star as a left-handed first baseman.

1959 - The family moved to Los Angeles, when young Lyman was eight years old.

1972 - He was drafted by the Twins in the 26th round of the amateur draft and decided to turn professional after two years of college.

1976 - Lyman Bostock finished fourth in the tight American League batting race, his first full season in the majors.

         - Hit .323, finishing fourth behind Kansas City Royals George Brett (.333) and Hal McRae

1977 - His .336 batting average was only second to Carew's .388. Ironically, Carew would be traded to the Angels in 1979 shortly after Bostock's murder.

1978 - A new team and large contract, the season started off poorly for Bostock; he batted a lowly .150 for the month of April. Apologetically, Bostock went to team owner Gene Autry and attempted to return his April salary, saying he hadn't earned it. Mr. Autry refused, so Bostock announced he would donate his April salary to charity.

         - Bostock grounded into 26 double plays, which led the major leagues.

         - Died on the 23rd of September.

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