Joe Boley

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John Peter Boley
born John Peter Bolinsky
(Silent Joe)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"...He eats baseballs. They never get away from him. Any ball he can touch he can catch. Any ball he can catch is a ticket for a certain putout. Oh, he's a very elegant player, indeed, is Joe Boley, from the coal mines." - John Conway O'Toole, International League president, 1922

Joe Boley was the starting shortstop for the Philadelphia A's in their 1929 and 1930 seasons when they won the World Series. He was nearly 31 when he broke in as a rookie in the 1927 season after starring with the minor league Baltimore Orioles for many years. By 1931 he was playing less, but appeared briefly in the 1931 World Series. Highly respected by his peers, he became largely forgotten because he led a very quiet life, never spoke to journalists and did not seek out publicity. In 1954, he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.

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Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1938 Pocomoke City Red Sox Eastern Shore League -- -- replaced by Wes Kingdon

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