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Tom Rinaldi Presents: Wesley
In the more than 150 year history of Major League Baseball, only one player has ever been murdered during a season.   That player is Lyman “Wesley” Bostock Jr, a budding star for the Angels in the 70's, who was murdered by a man who whose court case would result in a stunning verdict.  In an 8-part series, Tom Rinaldi explores Lyman's improbable life, his tragic death, and the miscarriage of justice that let his killer go free. Lyman Bostock is described by Hall Of Fame players like Rod Carew and George Brett as a future batting champ and potential Hall Of Famer himself. But he was so much...
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4.8 stars from 277 ratings
What could have been
Also describes this podcast. Could have been worthwhile, except Tom Rinaldi surrenders to sloppy, one-sided journalism in his portrayal of Bostock’s criminal behavior in college and gross, self-serving, near-hysterical, and ludicrous praise of Bostock’s talent as a player. The shame, besides...Read full review »
Palin10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
Perfectly told
This was being excellent! A huge mix of emotions! So glad someone is continuing his story. Thank you!
caseyjonestrain via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/22
More Rinaldi Pods Please
Phenomenal story, well told, loved the production. Hope Tom does more deep dive pods like this.
Rob P. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/22
Recent Episodes
We make the drive with Yuovene to Inglewood Park Cemetery, to return to Lyman’s grave. She hadn’t allowed herself to visit in more years than she could remember, as she tries to reconcile his loss, and her memories of their time together.    We hear from those Wesley touched, as they consider his...
Published 08/08/22
Published 08/08/22
Leonard Smith, the man who admitted to killing Lyman Bostock in a jealous rage, a man arrested more than half a dozen times, receives the jury’s verdict. The decision stuns the courtroom, and the country. And leads to thoughts of vengeance. Years after the verdict, we tried to find Smith, to ask...
Published 08/08/22
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