June 29, 1941 |
San Francisco, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 2, 1963 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 19, 1974 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||148|
Boccabella was signed by the Cubs in 1963 and assigned to the Pocatello Chiefs, a Cubs farm team in the Pioneer League. He was brought up to the major leagues at the end of the season, and despite hailing from San Francisco, the Cubs' radio announcers dubbed him "Boccabella from 'Pocatella'".
After five seasons in Montreal, Boccabella was traded to the Giants for pitcher Don Carrithers. After one season with his hometown team, during which he batted just .138 in 29 games, Boccabella retired.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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