Saturday, March 03, 2012

Wayne Housie and Dwayne Hosey were different people

You DID know that, right?
The Red Sox had an switch hitting African American outfielder who came up in September 1991 named Wayne Housie. He had good speed, stealing a base in his major league debut on September 17, 1991. He didn't make the team in 1992 and played briefly for the Mets in 1993.

Then in 1995, the Red Sox called up another switch hitting African American outfielder in time for the post season push. This player batted .338 in September with an OPS of 1.026. He became the Red Sox lead off hitter. On September 13, 1995, had 4 hits including a homer and scored both runs in Boston's 2-0 win over the Orioles. He batted lead off in the Division Series against the Indians. He played part of the next season for the Red Sox as well before going to Japan.

His name was Dwayne Hosey.
NOT Wayne Housie.

They aren't the same person.

I hope this cleared up any confusion.

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  1. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Hosey is stepbrother to Paul Pierce.

  2. Hosey or Housie?

  3. Housie and Hosey. I am also confused within the name and also the way they look. They look like a twin to me, which is why confusion follows. I think many people are confused same as I do. Thanks for the clarification.

  4. hahah sometims I get that surprise to find that out LOL I mean Dwayne Hosey and Wayne Housie are very similar and I tend to confuse them yet