Sept. 20, 2008
NORTHRIDGE, Calif - Lyman Bostock, former Matador Baseball player and centerfielder for both the Minnesota Twins and California Angels, will be featured in the main segment of this week's edition of ESPN's television show Outside the Lines.
The episode will air on ESPN on Sunday, September 21st at 6:00 am PT, and re-broadcasted on ESPN News at 9:00 am PT.
Bostock played two seasons for the Matadors before being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of the 1972 amateur draft.
Known for his defensive prowess in centerfield, he fininshed fourth in the American League batting race in 1976 behind eventual batting champion George Brett, and finished in second place in the race for the same title one year later behind teammate Rod Carew. Both accomplishments took place in the first two full seasons played at the major league level.
Bostock was eventually signed by the California Angels (now known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) in 1978 before he was tragically killed by a deranged gunman later on that season.
Click on the link above to see a preview of this weekend's episode, and tune in to ESPN or ESPN News this Sunday to watch the entire story of an athlete whose equally known for his accomplishments on the field, and charitable actions off the diamond.