Born: July 6, 1938|
Columbia, South Carolina
Died: January 24, 1986 (aged 47)|
Lexington, South Carolina
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 22, 1962 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1969 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.09|
Boozer also played in the Puerto Rico Baseball Winter League in 1961,1962, and 1963 with the Ponce Lions. He was teammates with Nelson Briles, and a very young Steve Carlton. He contributed to a championship for the Ponce Lions in 1963. He was very popular among local fans as he was always joking and making fun of himself on and off the field. He entertained kids and played dressed as a clown during an all star game.
In 7 seasons he had a 14–16 win-loss record, 171 games (22 started), 3 complete games, 62 games finished, 15 saves, 394 ⅓ innings pitched, 414 hits allowed, 203 runs allowed, 179 earned runs allowed, 42 home runs allowed, 139 walks, 282 strikeouts, 6 hit batsmen, 15 wild pitches, 1,690 batters faced, 21 intentional walks, 1 balk, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.402 WHIP.
John Boozer returned to Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission.
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