March 28, 1967 |
|May 20, 1990, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 18, 1998, for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||5.14|
Shawn Kealoha Boskie (born March 28, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1990 to 1998. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, 10th overall in the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft.
Boskie attended Reno High School in Reno, NV. He played football and baseball. Both his parents were active bowlers and softball players throughout his childhood. His father, Dietrich Boskie, is of Hawaiian descent and grew up in Hilo, HI. He has been active in the Elks Club where he served as a leader locally, statewide, and nationally. His mother, Cheryl Boskie, has been a member of P.E.O. for 50 years. Boskie played college baseball at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California.
Boskie made his major league debut on May 20, 1990 versus the Houston Astros, pitching a 5-hit complete game while collecting two hits himself. His overall rookie year was quite promising, finishing with a 3.63 ERA in 15 games started. His best season was in 1996 with the California Angels where he achieved career highs in wins (12), innings pitched (189 1/3). He tied the league leader in home runs allowed by allowing 40, 12th most all-time in a single season in the majors. The rest of Boskie's eight-year career included stops in Philadelphia, Seattle, Baltimore, and Montreal.
On September 6 of 1995 he was the starting pitcher when the California Angels played the Baltimore Orioles on the evening in which Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak of 2,130. Ripken hit a home run off Boskie in the 4th inning which was his third game in a row with a home run.
Boskie is a devout Christian. He worked with the non-profit legal advocacy organization Alliance Defending Freedom for 10 years before joining Pure Flix Entertainment as Vice President of Investor Relations. He married Pamela Russell in 1990 and they reside in Scottsdale, AZ with three children.