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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Oil Can Boyd
Oil Can Boyd, born Dennis Ray Boyd on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi, is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Boyd was a free agent when the season ended, and after turning down some offers for relief duties, he retired for good.
Boyd, to Jackson, before he hit the first Boyd's pitch over the 71-foot high score board in straight away center field at Fenway Park (the ball landed 515 feet from home plate).
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  Oil Can Boyd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dennis Ray "Oil Can" Boyd (born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Boyd was a free agent when the season ended, and after turning down some offers for relief duties, he retired for good.
In November 2005, Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in Mississippi for threatening a former girlfriend (who was also a business associate) as well as her son.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oil_Can_Boyd   (709 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In November 2005, Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in Mississippi for threatening a former girlfriend (who was also a business associate) as well as her son.
April 1, 2005 - The Brockton Rox will have 'Oil Can' Boyd in their training camp when the season opens up in May. The former Red Sox pitcher played for Rox manager Ed Nottle in the Northern League and is looking for a spot on the team as a 45-year-old right hander.
He can often be seen riding down the street of Meridian on this horse, and he often uses it for short runs to the cornerstore to pick up a six-pack.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Oil_Can_Boyd   (705 words)

  
 Oil Can Boyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd was a legendary major league pitcher.
Oil Can was born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi.
Oil Can has had a successful career and still helps young pitchers with their game.
www2.nemcc.edu /mspeople/oil_can_boyd.htm   (219 words)

  
 Black Athlete Sports Network—The Soul of Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He is Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd remembered for his stint with the Boston Red Sox back in the 1980s and still admired by some for his determination to stay in the Game and pitch.
The result was The Can got suspended from the Sox and landed himself in a psychiatric hospital for a short spell.
Oil Can stayed with Boston until 1989 and then with the Montreal Expos in 1990 and 1991 before his MLB career came to a quiet close.
www.blackathlete.net /Blackbox/blackbox072905.html   (382 words)

  
 Oil Can Boyd: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Boyd had one of the more colorful personalities of his generation.
In 12 starts he posted a 2-7 record with a 6.68 ERA (the highest of his career) and allowed 81 hits[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] in only 62 innings.
Boyd was a free agent when the season ended, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/oi/oil_can_boyd.htm   (1038 words)

  
 Oil Can Boyd
After leaving the Red Sox in 1989, The Can signed with the Montreal Expos, where he did a splendid job in 1990, and was on his way to a fine 1991 campaign when he was traded to Texas, where his year, and ultimately career, would wilt, and then fade into the summer sun.
Whether or not Boyd lands the franchise, he still wants to build the ballpark, which would be used as a centerpiece of a baseball academy for kids, a place where The Can can teach the game he loves to those who haven't been as fortunate as he has.
In November of 2005 Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in Mississippi for allegedly making five phone calls in which he threatened a former girlfriend and her son.
www.redsoxconnection.com /history.html   (1118 words)

  
 cbs4boston.com - Former Red Sox Pitcher 'Oil Can' Boyd Arrested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in Mississippi earlier this month.
John G. Raucci, special agent in charge of the FBI in Mississippi, and U.S. Attorney Jim M. Greenlee said in statement that Boyd allegedly made five telephone calls in which he threatened to harm the ex-girlfriend, who was also a business associate, and her son.
Boyd was being taken to Oxford to await an initial appearance before a federal magistrate.
cbs4boston.com /topstories/local_story_318120450.html   (252 words)

  
 NewStandard: 6/19/96
Boyd's baseball venues now are of the independent league variety instead of the major leagues.
Boyd, who displayed flashes of pitching brilliance and honest, raw emotion in a sometimes turbulent major league career in Boston, Montreal and Texas, still feels he should be pitching in the majors somewhere, and that it is politics that have kept him out.
That was the theme of the autograph seekers who approached Boyd as he and his brother, Neal, 37, waited for their cheeseburgers.
www.s-t.com /daily/06-96/06-19-96/d03sp096.htm   (703 words)

  
 Ex-Red Sox Boyd Surrenders On Charges of Threatening Calls
Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in Mississippi earlier this month.
Boyd was being taken to Oxford, Miss., to await an initial appearance before a federal magistrate.
Boyd was 78-77 in his major league career.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/14/AR2005111400646_pf.html   (209 words)

  
 Boston Red Sox - Can-do attitude: Boyd to pitch for Rox - The Boston Globe
Boyd, who went 78-77 with a 4.04 ERA in 10 seasons, believed he was flballed from baseball because of his flamboyant nature.
Boyd's father, Willie James Boyd, and his uncle, KT, played with Satchel Paige in the Negro Leagues, according to Boyd, who has been fascinated by Paige all his life and has sought to emulate his hero.
Boyd, now a contractor by trade, also has plans for a minor league baseball facility in Meridian and hopes to put an Independent League franchise there in the future.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/01/23/can_do_attitude_boyd_to_pitch_for_rox   (670 words)

  
 'Can' proves he, uh, still can   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Oil can was slang for beer in Boyd's Mississippi, where he liked to lift his weights 12 ounces at a time.
The Can was in college when he met Satch, but most of what he learned from Paige came indirectly: Boyd's father and uncle KT played in the Negro Leagues, and they copied their style from the master.
Boyd went to Mexico, and to independent league teams in Bangor, Maine, and Lynn, Mass., and "a little bit of everywhere" before the blood clots and muscle spasms and pinched nerves forced him to quit in 1997.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05142/508305.stm   (2040 words)

  
 Oil Can Boyd | BaseballLibrary.com
Oil Can Boyd indicted in Mississippi from bostonherald.com
One of 14 children of Negro Leaguer Willie James Boyd, the flamboyant, moody, and high-strung Oil Can is one of baseball's underachievers, plagued by a hot temper and persistent shoulder problems.
In 1986 Boyd had 11 wins by mid-July, but flew into a rage when he was left off the All-Star squad and was suspended by the Red Sox before checking into a hospital with emotional problems.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/B/Boyd_Oil_Can.stm   (605 words)

  
 catchen's Xanga Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Boyd, telling him they were moved to tears to hear him voice concerns they had been too afraid to share.
Boyd said he never intended his sermons to be taken as merely a critique of the Republican Party or the religious right.
Boyd gave his sermons while his church was in the midst of a $7 million fund-raising campaign.
www.xanga.com /home.aspx?user=catchen   (3422 words)

  
 Sports People; Boyd Out for Season - New York Times
LEAD: Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd, the right-hander who helped lead the Boston Red Sox into the World Series last season, will be out for the rest of the season with a small tear in a ligament in his right shoulder.
Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd, the right-hander who helped lead the Boston Red Sox into the World Series last season, will be out for the rest of the season with a small tear in a ligament in his right shoulder.
Boyd has started only seven games this year, finished none, struck out 12 in 36Z innings and has a 1-3 record with a 5.89 earned run average.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DEFD9173CF930A2575BC0A961948260   (207 words)

  
 Kent Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the early days of SLUBA, Oil Can Boyd was thought to be a very good prospect - such a good prospect that he was signed to a 3 year (it was legal then!) long term contract.
After attempting to trade the Can for anything or anyone (but having no takers...), the Boss decided to eat Oil Can's remaining contract (paying double its value into the pot!) and dispense with the services of Oil Can Boyd.
Now "Oil Can" is used as a verb when a player's long term contract is "bought out" by a SLUBA Boss.
www.eskimo.com /~oolon/sluba/oilcan.html   (105 words)

  
 Star-Gazette.COM - Sports
In 1980, Boyd compiled a 7-1 record with the old Elmira Pioneers of the New York-Penn League.
Boyd pitched against the Pioneers during his last comeback in 1997 as a member of the Northern League's Massachusetts Mad Dogs.
Boyd stayed close to the game he loves by trying to bring a professional team to his hometown of Meridian, Miss., where he still lives.
www.stargazettenews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050604/SPORTS/506040309   (453 words)

  
 Rox give 'Oil Can' a shot
Boyd hasn't pitched professionally since 1997, when he pitched for another independent team from Massachusetts, the Lynn-based Massachusetts Mad Dogs that were managed by former Red Sox first baseman George Scott, but he believes he still has enough left in his right arm to make it with the Rox.
Boyd had been working in his native Mississippi to start a travelling all-star team that would barnstorm around the South, but when he started talking to Nottle a month ago, the idea of coming back to New England to play baseball again appealed to him.
Boyd never lost his love for the game, hence his return to the game to pitch for assorted independent teams.
www.enterprisenews.com /articles/2005/01/21/news/sports/sports01.txt   (777 words)

  
 Rox sign Boyd to season deal
Boyd threw three shutout innings last Monday night against the Tornadoes at Campanelli Stadium and then added four more shutout innings Saturday night against the New Haven County Cutters.
Boyd admitted he wasn't shocked that the decision was made a day after he had gone one more inning than he did the first time out and threw 14 more pitches, but with the same results — four more scoreless innings against the New Haven County Cutters.
Nottle said some of the younger players were lobbying for Boyd to be on the team after they had read in The Enterprise that he wasn't under contract and not a sure thing to make the Rox despite his 10 years in the major leagues.
enterprise.southofboston.com /articles/2005/05/23/news/sports/sports03.txt   (881 words)

  
 WJLA - Oil Can Boyd Begins Latest Comeback   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Oil Can Boyd picked the perfect place to start his latest comeback attempt - in the Can-Am League.
Boyd was 78-77 in a 10-year career with the Red Sox, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers.
Boyd is a non-roster invitee to the Rox spring training.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0505/228805.html   (421 words)

  
 Baseball needs to lure more black players - The Washington Times: Sports - October 25, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Oil Can should know that, since it was his manager, John McNamara, who controlled who would pitch GameĀ 7 of the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the New York Mets.
There was Oil Can, one of the game's more colorful characters, who is part of the lore of 1986 because of speculation of what might have been if he had gotten the GameĀ 7 start.
Oil Can says his job these days consists of trying to get a minor league team for his hometown of Meridian, along with former major leaguers Delino DeShields and Derek Bell, and also starting a youth baseball academy.
washingtontimes.com /sports/20041025-020604-1792r.htm   (894 words)

  
 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd ranks as one of the great personalities in Major League Baseball history.
He will be on-hand for the unveiling of a painting created by acclaimed artist Tony Ramos in his honor that will be donated to the museum.
Afterwards, Boyd will share stories from his career and participate in a QandA session.
www.nlbm.com /NS/ArticleDetail.cfm?ArticleID=100   (137 words)

  
 ABC News: Kurkjian: Enjoying the 'Can'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
May 26 The comeback of 45-year-old Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd for the Brockton Rox of the independent Canadian-American League was only seven innings old (no runs, eight strikeouts);, and already big things were in the works.
Dennis Boyd was 78-77 in his 10-year major-league career, which ended in 1991.
There was never a dull moment, whether he was throwing shutouts (he had 10), screaming about something or speaking a language that few could understand.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/ESPNSports/story?id=793663   (627 words)

  
 The Pawtucket Times - Colorful Oil Can Boyd hasn’t changed one bit
Boyd is mostly remembered for his antics, but make no mistake, he was a pretty solid pitcher.
Boyd talked about a variety of subjects, including former teammates Bill Buckner ("He was my hero") and Wade Boggs, "I love him," and how he hopes Red Sox fans remember him.
Oil Can was the lone member of either celebrity team not to don a baseball shirt Monday night.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=12318356&BRD=1713&PAG=461&dept_id=24490&rfi=6   (1076 words)

  
 Baseball America - Spring Training Dish
He's like Oil Can now in that he locates his fastball well and changes speeds on it.
Boyd was 6-foot-1, 155 pounds in his prime, and Thompson is listed at 6-foot-1, 170 (though he says he's more like 5-foot-11).
Oil Can made his debut with the Sox at age 23, but Thompson could make get to the majors sooner.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/minors/050331dish.html   (1067 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - 'Oil Can' Boyd attempting independent team comeback   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Boyd said he's still got plenty left in his right arm, adding he hit 89 mph in an exhibition game last summer in Cambridge, The Enterprise of Brockton reported.
Boyd was 16-10 with a 3.78 ERA for Boston in 1986, the best season of his 10 year major league career, which ended with Texas in 1991.
Boyd was known as an emotional player and threw a highly publicized tantrum after he was left off the All-Star team in 1986.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2005-01-22-oil-can-comeback_x.htm   (386 words)

  
 KEEPING TABS ON OIL CAN: Boyd, 45, makes his pitch with Brockton Rox
Boyd may not have thrown a pitch in the majors since 1991, or in any professional setting since '97, but as far as he's concerned, it's his time.
Boyd certainly could for most of a colorful major league career that began in Boston in 1982 and ended with Texas in 1991.
Boyd lasted three more years in Boston, but was plagued by circulation problems in his shoulder that frequently disabled him.
www.patriotledger.com /articles/2005/05/13/sports/sports02.txt   (1100 words)

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