Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs visits Murrells Inlet
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:37:36 GMT —
Wade Boggs made a stop in Murrells Inlet for a grand opening and a fundraiser on Saturday.
The Baseball Hall of Fame member played 18 seasons in the big leagues with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Boggs, 55, collected 3,010 hits in his Major League career. He was on the 1996 New York Yankees World Series Championship team. Boggs was a 12-time MLB All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner.
He currently serves as a hitting coach for Wharton High in Tampa. Boggs said, "Young high school players are like little balls of clay, you can mold them how you want them, teach them the game, teach them the right way how to play the game, and how to respect the game."
The five-time batting champ made an appearance for the grand opening of The Murrells Inlet Outpost, a new fishing, hunting and outdoor supply store.
Boggs also helped raise money for Camp Hands of Hope, a program under the Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation. Camp Hands of Hope is a weekend long bereavement camp held twice a year for youth and their families who have experience the loss of a loved one.