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Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Occupation||Groundskeeper for Chicago White Sox and Consultant for Major League Baseball|
Roger joined the White Sox in 1967 working as an assistant to his father, Gene Bossard, and became the official Head Groundskeeper when his father retired in 1983. Roger is known amongst the industry as "The Sodfather", and is highly influential in the development of new ballparks.
Roger's revolutionary drainage and irrigation system is unparalleled in the stadium-building industry and his patented system has been used in the creation of numerous stadiums including, Arizona, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis (both old and new Busch Stadium), Seattle and Washington, and both Chicago ballparks (Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field), as well as spring training complexes for the Cincinnati Reds,the Montreal Expos, the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals,the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox.
On Sunday, June 12, 2011, the Chicago White Sox gave out Roger Bossard bobblehead dolls to the first 20,000 fans in attendance vs. the Oakland Athletics. ,