Lyman Bostock (bostoly02)

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Lyman Wesley Bostock Sr.

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 187 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

The father of Lyman Bostock, Lyman Bostock Sr. was a pull-hitting first baseman in the Negro Leagues. He played for the 1938 Brooklyn Royal Giants after their glory days and entered top-flight competition in 1940 with the Birmingham Black Barons. Bostock hit .310 as a rookie, leading the club. In 1941, he was one of the top performers in the Negro American League. He batted .364 and was 1 for 2 with an RBI in the East-West Game. Lyman hit .308 the next season.

Bostock served in the US Army during World War II. When he returned to baseball, he was overweight and out of shape. He played sparingly in 1946. He moved to the Chicago American Giants in 1947 and the New York Cubans in 1948, then batted .336 for Chicago in 1949 at age 31. He then spent the next four or five years in the Manitoba-Dakota League before retiring from baseball.

After baseball, Lyman Sr. worked for the postal service for 28 years then became an artist after retirement.

Sources: The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway, Black Baseball's National Showcase by Larry Lester, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NAL All-Star (1941)

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