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October 4, 1960 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 19, 1985 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.93|
Joseph Martin Boever (born October 4, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. A career reliever, Boever was most notable for throwing a palmball pitch. Nicknamed "Boever The Saver", he debuted in 1985 and was a closer for the 1989 Atlanta Braves collecting 21 saves. In 1992 he led the league in appearances for a pitcher, playing in 81 games for the Houston Astros. He retired in 1997.
He attended and played for Lindbergh High School, which he graduated from in 1979.
Boever played college baseball at Nevada-Las Vegas Community College.
On July 24, 1987, Boever was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Randy O'Neal.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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