More impressive Wade Boggs feat: Reaching 3,000 hits or drinking 107 beers? | The Tylt
Baseball legend Wade Boggs turned 59 on June 15, and amongst his greatest achievements is one of the games' gold milestones, and a bar triumph of epic proportions. Boggs became the 23rd player in MLB history to smack 3,000 hits. However, his beer consumption is the stuff of legend, including a 107-beer binge within a day. Which one is more impressive? ⚾
More impressive Wade Boggs feat: Reaching 3,000 hits or drinking 107 beers?
Legends are nice, but they are just that—legend. There is no proof showing Wade Boggs surpassed the century mark in daily beer consumption, so technically it never happened. We do know he was one of the greatest contact hitters of all time.
3,000 is number that makes great players one of the greatest players. Only a small percentage of people can say they played professional baseball. Only 30 players in the history of world can say they swatted 3,000 hits at the highest level.
Let’s be real for a second. What would you really want to see: a guy swing a stick to hit a ball, or a guy throwing back 107 beers in a day? Like a hipster with a handle mustache, we would all gravitate towards the beer.
A 107-beer bender is the Mount Everest of drinking. And the funny thing is it’s not too far-fetched for Wade Boggs. Former teammates had no doubts Boggs could drink 50 to 60 beers on a five-hour flight (demonstrated in a classic “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” episode), so the century mark in 24 hours is plausible. Hitting 3,000 hits is great, but conquering 107 beers is an epic feat on a whole other level.