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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.
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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