Alum makes MLB debut for Detroit Tigers

 

By Jack Davis

Brennan Boesch ’04 became the first of four Wolverines from the 2004 state runner-up baseball team to make the big leagues, making his Major League Baseball debut for the Detroit Tigers last Friday.

Boesch did not disappoint, going 2-4 with a double while hitting in the fifth spot in the lineup.

Boesch was called up when Tigers left fielder Carlos Guillen was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, making room for a starting spot to Boesch.

Boesch had been playing for the Tigers Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens, where he hit .379 in just 15 games.

“It feels pretty good to walk in here and see my uniform,” Boesch told USA Today.

“I really like him,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said to USA Today. “I didn’t expect him to be here this soon but I think he’ll do well,” Leyland told USA today.

At Harvard-Westlake, Boesch was picked as a pre-season All-American by Baseball America in his senior year.

After Harvard-Westlake Boesch continued playing at University of California, Berkeley going to two college playoffs.

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