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Merrimack Valley

July 8, 2013

At 90, he cards another in Pelham

Methuen man gets another ace 28 years after his last one


He and his wife moved to Lowell after getting married. His wife passed away about six years ago.

“She was a sweet gal and we had a great time,” Boehm said.

His son and daughter also live in Lowell.

“And they keep checking up on me to see if I’m OK,” Boehm said. “I have great kids.”

Boehm said he is the first person ever to be inducted into the Methuen High Hall of Fame. That was in 1981.

He actually played in 833 professional baseball games from 1946 through 1951. He reached as high up as Triple-A in 1946 with the then-minor league San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League.

In his professional baseball career, he batted .253 with 47 homers, 43 triples and 141 doubles.

“(Hitting) kept me out of the big leagues,” he admitted. “I couldn’t hit enough.”

Boehm played in the minors with left-handed pitcher Bobby Shantz who was the 1952 AL MVP, as well as southpaw All-Star pitcher Lou Brissie.

“I still correspond with a couple of them who I played in the minors with,” Boehm said.

“I have some good memories,” he added.

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