Lyman Bostock had it all. He had the genetic lineage, as his father was a star outfielder for the Birmingham Black Barons in the Negro Leaguess during the 1940's. He had a sweet left-handed stroke, that seemingly launched gap-seeking linedrives at will. He had blazing speed, great baseball instincts, and played Gold Glove caliber defense in Center Field. In his first two full seasons while playing for the Minnesota Twins, Bostock is in contention with his future Hall Of Fame teammate Rod Carew, for batting titles in both years. He is then signed by the California Angels, before the 1978 campaign, for the largest contract in American team sports at the time. His star is blinding, as many of his peers and opponents, consider him a superstar in wait. While standing on the precipes of greatness, all of that comes to an end, in the blink of an eye. The 27 year old phenom, becomes the first and only major leaguer to be murdered during the season, when he is violently gunned down in the streets of Gary, Indiana over a women, whom he literally knew for only 30 minutes of his life. One of the most tragic baseball stories, that has largely been forgotten, as time melts away. #LymanBostock #LymonBostockSr #AnniePearl #ManualArtsHighSchool #SanFernandoValleyUniversity #EarlWeaver#GeneMauch #RodCarew #MinnesotaTwins #CaliforniaAngels #DonBaylor #BobbyGrich #CarneyLandsford #YouveneBrooks #KennyLandreaux #EdTurner #FergusonJenkins #RayKroc #BuzzBavasi #GeneAutry #JoanHawkins #BarbaraSmith #LeonardSmith
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