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Ken Boswell Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 23, 1946 in Austin, Texas
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Baseball Career:
First Game: September 18, 1967; Final Game: October 1, 1977
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170

Ken Boswell
This article was written by Mike Bender and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research

Part of the “New Breed,” second baseman Ken Boswell played a key role during the Amazin’ Mets’ run to the National League championship. And though platooning limited him to just one start in the 1969 World Series, he batted .333, the same robust average as he enjoyed in the NLCS, and celebrated with gusto as a 23-year-old world champion.

A native Texan, Boswell was born in Austin on February 23, 1946, and attended William B. Travis High in Austin. A captain for both the baseball and basketball teams, he led the hoops team in scoring as a senior in 1964, but it was baseball that earned him a scholarship at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville. Though there was interest from a few teams, he went to school, at the urging of his parents:

I probably could have signed with the Yankees out of high school, but my folks wanted me to go to college. So I went to Sam Houston State on a baseball scholarship, but I realized right away that it was a mistake. I was tired of school, and I wasn’t your best student in the world anyway. I wanted to play baseball.

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