Rick Bosetti

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Rick Bosetti
Center fielder
Born: (1953-08-05) August 5, 1953 (age 66)
Redding, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1976, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 26, 1982, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.250
Home runs17
Runs batted in133

Richard Alan Bosetti (born August 5, 1953) is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1976 to 1982 for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Oakland Athletics.

Bosetti was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 7th round of the 1973 amateur draft and made his major league appearance on September 9, 1976. In 1979, Bosetti played in all 162 games for the Blue Jays, and in the same season led all AL outfielders in putouts, assists, and errors. Despite a relatively short career in the big leagues, he has the odd distinction of having urinated in the outfield of every major league baseball stadium of his era, a goal he claims to have accomplished by playing in both the American and National League.[1][2]

On all four of the teams he played for in his career, he was teammates with pitcher Tom Underwood. Bosetti was released by the Oakland Athletics on September 6, 1982, at which point he retired.

After his baseball career, he returned to his hometown of Redding and became involved in local business and politics. In 2006, he was elected to the Redding City Council, and Bosetti has also served as mayor of Redding. He coaches the Simpson University baseball team[3] He ran for the California State Assembly District 1 in 2012, but lost by a 2-1 margin to Brian Dahle.[4]


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