Former Pitcher Dave Boswell Remembered by Pete Kerzel

I remember former Minnesota Twin pitcher and Calvert Hall alumnus Dave Boswell and I did not realize that he had died until reading Pete Kerzel’s excellent piece on the MASN website this week. Dave Boswell made a lasting impression on a very young Kerzel as do many different ballplayers on many different children. Our childhood heroes, whether they became immortalized on a bronze plaque in Cooperstown or only on a couple of pieces of cardboard in a shoebox in our basements, stay forever young in our mind’s eye and keep the child within alive. It is so jarring, therefore, when a hero dies; and so when these inevitable milestones are passed, there’s no shame in crying like a child.

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About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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2 Responses to Former Pitcher Dave Boswell Remembered by Pete Kerzel

  1. Don Hoover says:

    Austin,
    Bob & I were in Bowie last night watching the Baysox, and we talked about Dave Boswell passing away. He was one of the good guys for sure, and leaves yet another void in the realm of baseball. I pitched against Calvert Hall when I was with Mervo in my senior year in 1969. ( A tough 5-4 loss in extra innings.) Dave was with the Twins that year under Manager Billy Martin. He will be missed.

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