As a third baseman in MLB, Boggs played primarily with the Boston Red Sox. He dominated the American League in the 1980's and 90's and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. With 12 straight All-Star appearances, Boggs ranks second in number of consecutive appearances as a third baseman. A left-handed hitter, Boggs won five batting titles starting in 1983. He also batted .349 in his rookie year and from 1982 to 1988, Boggs hit below .349 only once, hitting .325 in 1984. From 1983 to 1989, Boggs played seven consecutive seasons in which he collected 200 or more hits, setting an American League record for consecutive 200-hit seasons. Boggs also had six seasons with 200 or more hits, 100+ runs and 40+ doubles.
When playing for the Yankees, Boggs collected two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. In 1996, Boggs helped the Yankees to their first World Series title in 18 years.
His #12 has been retired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Although he has not had his number retired by the Boston Red Sox, he was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2004.
In 1999, he ranked number 95 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.
He is currently the head baseball coach at Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida.