Boise A's

From BR Bullpen

The first of many Boise, ID teams in the Northwest League was the 1975 edition of the Boise A's. Manager Tom Trebelhorn guided the Oakland A's farm team to a 39-39 record, last in the three-team southern division. Their 29,286 attendance was third. Brian Kingman (4-6, 3.89) went on to perhaps the best career from the team, though they were led by two All-Stars - SS Darrell Woodard (.313/~.409/.354, 22 SB) and DH Michael Rodriguez (.303/~.437/.559, tied for second in the NWL in homers) and the top averages were posted by C Gary Medeiros (.338/~.430, .371, third in average) and OF Monte Bothwell (.317/~.433/.511).

Boise tied for last in attendance in their second season (16,294) and went 33-38, third in the four-team southern division. Trebelhorn's team scored the most runs (497) but also allowed the most (535). OF Ron McNeely (.403/~.481/.484) led the league in average and was joined on the All-Star team by Rodriguez (.358/~.454/.700, a league-high 12 HR in just 120 AB). One of McNeely's outfield mates had a far better career than either man, though - making his pro debut was Rickey Henderson; Rickey hit .336/~.469/.521 and stole 29 bases in 36 tries.

Boise did not return in 1977.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1975 39-39 4th Tom Trebelhorn
1976 33-38 5th Tom Trebelhorn