Rogan: Sports’ Forgotten Heroes: Lyman Bostock

From SABR member Warren Rogan at Sports’ Forgotten Heroes on July 1, 2018:

Sometimes life isn’t fair. Sometimes you wind up in the wrong place at the wrong time and the consequences can be severe. For Lyman Bostock, a baseball player on the rise, a young superstar, that was the case. During a road trip with the then California Angels to Chicago for a series against the White Sox, Bostock visited his old hometown of Gary, Indiana and in a tragic series of events, was shot dead. Bostock did nothing wrong with exception of going out to dinner with family and friends. An awful, awful end to a man with incredible potential. A guy, who in 3 ½ season with the Angles and Minnesota Twins had hit .311 with an OPS of .791 … a guy whom the Angels had hoped to build a championship team around, a guy who was so much more than just a ballpayer, a guy who gave back to his community in ways few would believe. Author K. Adam Powell who penned the book, “Lyman Bostock, The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of A Ballplayer,” joins the podcast for a terrific look back at the life and career of Lyman Bostock.

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Originally published: July 5, 2018. Last Updated: July 5, 2018.