Saturday, July 31, 2010

Senators Saturday - Dick Bosman, 1971.

Today we have the workhorse of the 1971 Senators starting rotation, Dick Bosman. Dick is seen here on card number 60 of the 1971 Topps set. Gotta love the signature with the star in place of the dot in his first name.

Bosman really was the workhorse in 1971 for Washington. He led the pitching staff in games started (35), innings pitched (236.2), wins (12), strikeouts (113), and batters faced (993).

Dick's 3.73 ERA was third on the starting staff. He also had some high numbers in earned runs allowed and walks permitted. He lost 16 games as well. Of course, most of the staff didn't log anywhere close to the number of innings that Dick did. Denny McClain was the only one close with 216.2 innings and his numbers are all worse than Bosman's.

If the Senators had an ace in 1971 Dick Bosman was the man. Of course he had a losing record at 12-16 but so did the team overall. Perhaps workhorse is a better description than ace.


Hackenbush said...

Love the star! We like ourselves, don't we Dick?

Steve Scott said...

Greetings Spiff:

I've always loved this card of Bosman. It was one of my first cards collected when I was seven. And, I've always loved the late 60's/early 70's Senator cards.

I've recently started a 1974 Topps blog: