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Joe Boever

Joseph Martin Boever

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Debut: July 19, 1985
Drafted By: St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1982
Pro Teams: Braves / Tigers / Phillies / Astros / Athletics
Status: Retired

Born: October 4, 1960 in Kirkwood, MO
High School: Lindberg HS (Sappington, MO)
Schools: Crowder College (Neosho, MO), St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO), University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Joseph Martin Boever (born October 4, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. A career reliever, Boever was most notable for throwing a palmball pitch. Nicknamed Boever The Saver, he debuted in 1985 and was a closer for the 1989 Atlanta Braves collecting 21 saves. In 1992 he led the league in appearances for a pitcher, playing in 81 games for the Houston Astros. He retired in 1997.

He attended and played for Lindbergh High School. Joe played college baseball at Nevada-Las Vegas Community College.

On July 24, 1987, Joe was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Randy O'Neal.