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FOR THE RECORD
June 25, 2012
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June 25, 2012

For The Record

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At 67 of a heart attack, former Twins pitcher Dave Boswell. He put together a solid career—a 68--56 record (including a 20-win season in 1969), with a 3.52 ERA before a shoulder injury ended his career at age 26—but was best known for his membership in the fraternity of those who have brawled with Billy Martin. In August '69, while in a pennant race, Boswell reportedly refused to run laps before a game, after which he was confronted by Martin, then the Twins' manager. Boswell first scuffled with teammate Bob Allison, who Martin said was trying to calm things, and then Boswell and Martin went at it. Both later claimed that the other threw the first punch. Boswell needed 20 stitches in his face and missed nearly two weeks. Martin was fired after the season, and Boswell was released in the spring of '71, but the two reunited briefly (without incident) on the Tigers later that year.

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