“I asked him how in the hell he hit that pitch,” Eddie Guardado said. “And he said, ‘Sometimes Boone hits those pitches.’”
2/18/8: Bret (88), Bob Boone (66-67-68) Bret joins Bob in Washington "He went to spring training in 2006 with the New York Mets but called it quits before playing in an exhibition game. Looking back Monday, he said: "I was in no position mentally to continue on at that point. I needed to walk away." Bob and Bret talked about it two years ago. "He said, 'Dad, you won't understand.' I said, '[You're] right, I won't understand. I mean, who cares how you feel? This is baseball,'" the elder Boone recalled."
3/3/6: Former Mariners mates laud Bret Boone "Closer Eddie Guardado, the former Twin, got a laugh out of remembering a game when Boone swung at one of Guardado’s filthiest split-fingered fastballs and practically picked it clean off the Metrodome turf for an impossible double.
2/27/6: Mets, Bret hold out for “The Boone”
2/23/6: Boone docks in Florida
1/5/6: Signed by New York Mets to minor league contract
1988 - Earned distinction of becoming first Goldpanner whose father also played with the team.
1988 - Batted .330 for Trojans entering NCAA West I Regional with eight home runs and 50 RBIs.
1988 - Led USC in stolen base percentage (12-for-14).
1987 - Drafted by Minnesota Twins after graduating from El Dorado High in Placentia, California.
SILVER SLUGGER - 2003, 2001
Grandfather Ray, father Bob, and brother Aaron all have played in the Majors
1998 - Became the first third-generation All-Star in baseball history (father Bob and grandfather Ray).
1997 - Set MLB record for 2B with fielding percentage of .997 (2 errors in 607 total chances) ... glove was sent to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
'95,'96,'97 - Led league in fielding at second base
1992 - Pacific Coast League All- Star
1990 - Drafted by the Mariners in the fifth round
Bob Boone: The Best of Them All | Baseball Card Checklist
- 11/2/4: Wins Golden Glove Award
- 10/19/4: Pondering Bret Boone
- 10/18/4: Ray Boone Has Died at 81 - Two-time All-Star Ray Boone, patriarch of a three-generation baseball family, died early Sunday following a long illness. He was 81.
- 10/3/4: Boone on Bonds: Something Special "You're a star if you're on base .400," Boone said. "How about .600? You have a great, tremendous eye if you walk 100 times. Let me double that, and add another 25. It's numbers we've never seen. If you start breaking Babe Ruth's numbers, you're doing something pretty special. No one's ever walked the earth that can hit like that man." Bonds will blow away his own major-league record for highest on-base percentage (.582 in 2002). In fact, Bonds will now possess four of the top 11 seasons for OBP — his last four seasons, almost inarguably the best four-year stretch in baseball history."
- 4/12/4: Homers in 10th to give Seattle first win
- 3/21/4: Looking for another big season "With all but one of his 221 career homers coming as a second baseman, he ranks ninth among second basemen in major league history in homers. Ryne Sandberg is first with 277."
- 3/4/4: Assumes role of strange leader
NOV 1: Padres do not exercise their option for 2001 Season
10/30: Padres opt for buyout
9/1: Placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27, with a right knee contusion. He may miss the rest of the season.
6/11: Bret Boone (88) - Grand Slam, Six RBI in SD Win
Goldpanners Statistics 1988
Major League Statistics 1992-2003