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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 299 ratings
Beyond amazing podcast!
Tom Rinaldi did a wonderful job telling this very sad story. As a fan of baseball, and someone who was born and raised in Southern California going to Angeles games, I never knew about this tragedy. Many thanks to Tom for his poignant telling of Lyman’s life.
NikiNerdette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/24
This podcasts honors Lyman Bostock’s life & legacy. It also attends to important American issues like the Great Migration, Civil Rights, Social Justice, the student movements of the 1960s. And even raises topics such as the criminal justice system, domestic violence, victim blaming, mental...Read full review »
Seraphina14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/23
Congratulations Tom!
Absolutely positively riveting Tom and probably the saddest sports story ever.
bk13000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/23
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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