Friday, April 3, 2009

Danny Boone follow-up

So Rod who runs Padrographs told me to check out his blog for the whole story on the comically named Daniel Boone. You can check it out here.

To summarize, it seems as though Danny made his MLB debut in the early 80s with the Padres; later playing briefly for the Astros before disappearing from professional baseball for almost ten years. Apparently in the late 80s/early 90s, Mr. Boone had added a knuckleball to his repertoire while pitching for the Bradenton Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association; an organization that I've never heard of until today. The O's signed him, sensing his vast potential. He made it into just 4 games in 1990, including his only ML start, and then faded away again. This has to be one of the most interesting career arcs that I have ever heard of!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw him throw a no hitter as a Rochester Red Wing!!! Amazing Daniel Boone