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Wade Boggs          

National Baseball Hall of Famer, 12-Time MLB All-Star & World Series Champion; Wildlife Conservation Activist

Wade Boggs, nicknamed "Chicken Man," was a virtuoso with a bat and one of the game's true masters at striking a baseball between the foul lines at an alarmingly successful rate. Utilizing great bat control and a good eye, Boggs won five batting titles, strung together seven consecutive seasons of 200 or more hits and earned 100 walks in four straight seasons. With his knack for getting on base, Boggs often batted leadoff and scored at least 100 runs every season from 1983-89. A member of the 3,000-hit club despite not getting a chance to play in the big leagues regularly until he was nearly 25, Boggs retired with a lofty .328 batting average.

As a third baseman in MLB, Boggs played primarily with the Boston Red Sox. He dominated the American League in the 1980's and 90's and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. With 12 straight All-Star appearances, Boggs ranks second in number of consecutive appearances as a third baseman.

When playing for the Yankees, Boggs collected two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. In 1996, Boggs helped the Yankees to their first World Series title in 18 years.

In 1999, he ranked number 95 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

The Boston Red Sox inducted Boggs into the team's Hall of Fame in 2004 and his number 26 was retired during a pre-game ceremony on May 26, 2016.

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