Wade Anthony Boggs (June 15, 1958-) was a master at putting the barrel of the bat on the ball. His superior prowess at the plate garnered him five batting titles as he had seven consecutive seasons of 200 hits or more. From 1983-1989 Wade Boggs scored at least 100 runs in each of the seven seasons. Wade Boggs retired with 3,010 hits 1,518 runs and dove in 1,014 runs with a career .328 batting average. At the time of his retirement, Wade Boggs was the only member of the 3,000 hit club to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit. (Derek Jeter accomplished the feat in 2011.) Boggs played 18 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1982-1992), the New York Yankees (1993-1997) and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-1999). Boggs helped the Yankees capture the 1996 World Series title, the first and only of his career. Wade Anthony Boggs was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.