Washington Pitcher Carl Bouldin Mulls Over His TWO Biggest Career Victories

Posted February 24th, 2011 by Tom Owens and filed in Carl Bouldin, Pete Rose
Beloved in Venezuela!

Here’s a quick tip for anyone wanting to correspond with former players:

Realize that there’s more than one way to judge a career highlight.

I thought Carl Bouldin would have some nice memories about Sept., 15, 1962, when he twirled a 7-hit win at home versus the White Sox. (Thank you, http://www.retrosheet.org/.) However, I never said “your best game ever seems like…” Instead, I asked about the day, then followed up with:

If this wasn’t your best game ever, please describe what was?

Bouldin replied:

“Getting a complete game was big for me, or anyone, I think. I felt like I belonged and knew I could pitch in the ‘bigs.’

My best game was probably in winter ball in Caracas, Venezuela. In a big city rivalry, I pitched against a team with the three Alou Brothers and won, 3-1. Pete Rose was on my team and after that game the fans carried me around on their shoulders.

A fun time.”

Tomorrow: The Autograph Addict hits the jackpot with Cub Bob Will.

One Response to “Washington Pitcher Carl Bouldin Mulls Over His TWO Biggest Career Victories”

  1. Awesome story! Thanks for throwing that out there.

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