Sometimes the ride must end. The car that is your baseball career must slow down and park in the garage of retirement. It’s being reported that ex-Minnesota Twins favorite Boof Bonser is looking to be shutting it down.
According to Boston Sports For Life, your go-to site for Boston sports apparently, Boof is going to be hanging up his cleats. This is all said with the fact that Bonser hasn’t appeared in the MLB since 2010.
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Since 2010 on this side of the pond, Bonser has appeared at the Triple-A level with the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians. His most recent appearance in American baseball was last season with the Bridgeport Bluefish an independent in the Atlantic League.
Boof even tried his hand overseas. Bonser was a proud member of the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan.
Bonser’s biggest successes came with the Minnesota Twins. The Floridian pitched for Minnesota from 2006-2008. Bonser’s best season was his rookie season when he started 18 games for the Twins and went 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.276 WHIP in 100.1 innings.
His rookie season also featured the only postseason appearance in Bonser’s career. Bonser pitched game two of the American League Division Series in 2006 against the Oakland A’s. Bonser only allowed two runs in six innings pitched, but the Twins would fall 5-2.
Bonser was named the American League Rookie of the Month in September of 2006, something that can always be on his mantle.
Boof will always be a part of Twins trivia questions forever as one of the answers about one of the best, if not the best, trades in Twins history. Boof came over to the Twins along with Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano in exchange for A. J. Pierzynski.
Good luck with your future endeavors, Boof. We still miss yelling your name.