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Lyman Bostock

Lyman Wesley Boswtock Sr.
Born: March 11, 1918 in Birmingham, Ala.
Died: June 24, 2005 in Birmingham, Ala.

Lyman Bostock who played in the Negro Leagues' 1941 East-West All Star Game, died on June 24, 2005 in Birmingham, Ala.

According to information on the Negro League Baseball Players Association Web site, Bostock played for the Brooklyn Royal Giants in 1938 before joining the Birmingham Black Barons in 1940.

While he did not make it to the major leagues, his son did in 1975.

Lyman Bostock Jr. debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 1975 and played 526 games in the Major Leagues. He hit .311 in 2,004 at-bats in the majors with 23 home runs, 250 RBI and 45 stolen bases.

His son's career, however, ended tragically on the night of Sept. 27, 1978, when he was fatally shot while riding in the back of a car in Gary, Ind.

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