Sunday, November 1, 2009
#114) KEN BOSWELL
Ken Boswell was selected by the New York Mets in the fourth round of the free agent draft on June 8, 1965. He made his major league debut with the Mets on September 18, 1967 in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Shea Stadium. Ken was a member of the 1969 World Champion Miracle Mets. Playing a big part in that season hitting at a .422 average during the Mets stretch drive to win the pennant. Then leading the Mets team with five RBIs (including two home runs) facing the Atlanta Braves in the National League Playoffs. Boswell spoke of his new found acclaim in a Sports Illustrated article on October 27, 1969, "After I woke up this morning I went down into the street and some people were saying, 'There goes Ken Boswell.' When I get home to Austin they are going to have a Welcome Home Ken Boswell Parade. I hope they mean me and not some other Ken Boswell."
Boswell was still with the Mets when they returned to the World Series as the National League Champion in 1973. He was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for Bob Gallagher on October 29, 1974.
Ken Boswell signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to his home on June 9, 2009.