The baseball legacy of Wade Boggs

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Do you know who holds the record batting average at Fenway Park? Do you know how he achieved that success? Wade Boggs, of course! He holds this spectacular record with an average of .369.

Boggs joined the Boston Red Sox in 1976 in the seventh round of the MLB draft at the age of 18. He signed with the club for a mere $7,500, which is about $34,000 in today’s dollars. Keep in mind that the average salary of a MLB player is currently at $4.5 million.

Boggs won five batting titles starting in 1983.  In 1985, he had 72 multi-hit games, a record for the Red Sox. In 1986, he made it to the World Series, but the team lost to the Mets in seven games.

After more than 16 years with the Red Sox in 1992, he joined the Yankees. Boggs won his first title with the Yankees in 1996.  In 2015, the Red Sox retired Boggs’s jersey (26).

Boggs’s preparation included mental visualization each evening before each game of him successfully getting four hits. Visualization is a technique used frequently by athletes and successful leaders and business people.

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