Bernie Boland

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Bernard Anthony Boland

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bernie Boland pitched seven years in the big leagues, mostly for the Detroit Tigers as a teammate of Ty Cobb. He finished his career 68-53 for a .561 winning percentage with a 3.25 ERA in 209 games (119 starts) and 1,062 innings. Bernie also pitched in the minors in 1912-1914, most notably going 17-13 for the Nashville Volunteers in 1914. One site [1] asks whether Boland threw a game in 1917 - allegations were made that some Detroit pitchers were promised money for throwing a game, and the site says that Boland was "probably" one of those offered money. Nothing was ever proven and no Detroit pitchers were ever punished. On the other hand, another site [2] claims that afterwards, the 1917 White Sox collected money which was given to pitcher Bill James and distributed to the rest of the Tigers.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Bernie Boland